"Oman:" Oman by mfas2000
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Oman´s history goes back to the very dawn of civilization where it is believed to have been the land known to the Sumerians as Magan, from which as early as 3,000 B.C. they were importing copper.
A Muslim Arabic country constituting the sixth country in the arab gulf council, Oman is were among the first of the peoples of the Arabian Peninsula to embrace Islam. The centuries that followed were a golden age, with Omani sailors and traders ranging from India to Africa. T
The Portuguese seized and fortified Muscat harbor. They were not finally expelled until 1650. Oman is then proceeded to build their own empire on the Arabian Peninsula. In 1741 the founder of the present Al-Said dynasty, Imam Ahmad bin Said, took power, moving the capital to the former Portuguese stronghold of Muscat. Britsh made a treaty with Oman, and Oman was recognized as fully independent in 1951.
- Pros:Arabic culture, Good hotels
- Cons:Not CHEAP!
- In a nutshell:worth exploring
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