Bahla Fort



CountryOman
UNESCO RegionArab States
LocationOasis of Bahla, 25 km west of Nazwa
CoordinatesN22 57 51.012 E57 18 3.996
Inscription Date1987
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo 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 ThreatsManagement activities
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
All ThreatsCommercial development
All ThreatsHousing
All ThreatsLegal framework
All ThreatsHuman resources
Unesco Reference Number433
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/433
State of Conservation Reporthttp://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=433
DescriptionThe 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.
StatusWorld Heritage Site