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Friday, February 18, 2011

World Portraits: Sandstone Citadels

In the southeast corner of Arabia lies the Sultanate of Oman, a charming blend of the old and new. Near its capital in Muscat is one of the most amazing sites: immense sandstone citadels that were carved naturally from the wind and have petrified over the last four centuries to remain in nearly the same form you would have seen in the 17th century.