October 25, 2013

Muttrah, Oman

Photograph by Gavin Hellier, Corbis

A mosque rises above other buildings on the Corniche in Muttrah, a port city near Muscat, the capital of Oman. At the mouth of the Persian Gulf and in the path of trade routes to East Africa and the Orient, Oman built a commercial empire centuries ago.

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