Fort Al-Mirani

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Fort Al-Mirani
Muscat, Oman
Muscat Fort.jpg
Fort Al-Mirani (background left)
Site history
Materials Stone
View of Muscat, with Fort Al Jalali and Fort Al Mirani.
Fort of Al-Mirani: old piece of artillery.

Fort Al-Mirani is a fort in the harbour of the city of Old Muscat, Oman.

History[edit]

In the 1552 Capture of Muscat, an Ottoman force consisted in 4 galleons, 25 galleys, and 850 troops attacked the city of Muscat.[1] They captured the city and its fort.[2] The recently built Fort Al-Mirani was besieged for 18 days with one piece of Ottoman artillery brought on top of a ridge. The fort was captured and its fortifications destroyed.[3][2]

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Coordinates: 23°37′2″N 58°35′35″E / 23.61722°N 58.59306°E / 23.61722; 58.59306