The oasis of Bahla owes its prosperity to the Banu Nebhan, the dominant tribe in the area from the 12th to the end of the 15th century. The ruins of the immense fort, with its walls and towers of unbaked brick and its stone foundations, is a remarkable example of this type of fortification and attests to the power of the Banu Nebhan.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|iv||To be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history.||All|
|Misfat al Abriyyin||2019||19.3km||site_ao|
|Chandelier at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque||2019||130.7km||site_ao|
|This Spectacular Omani Fortress Pre-Dates the Islamic Era||2017||72.1km||site_ao|
|Snake Canyon: Nature’s Water Park||2017||28.7km||site_ao|
|Archaeological Sites of Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn||1988||66.3km||site_whs|
|Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman||2006||24.4km||site_whs|
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