This was from an official ceremony a few weeks back at Al Masarat Hall in Ibri College
Some dates on campus
The semester has ended! Classes are over as are the final exams. Marking of the final exams has also been completed (apart from a few teachers still working on marking year 1 exams this week). For the next 3 weeks, teachers will be coming into their offices but there is no work to do really. Even the cafeterias are closed which make it even harder and more boring sitting around waiting for vacation to officially start…Really looking forward to going home soon!
Said (14), Abdullah (19 – my student), Ali Salim Hamid Shemali (the father), Hamid (19 – Abdullah’s cousin), Omar (18) and Mohanmed (12).
I had such a wonderful visit and tour of the Al Araqi area of Ibri. My student, Abdullah Shemali, was the host and tour-guide. It was the first time I tried camel. (That’s in EATING it, not RIDING it, ha!ha!) Those of you less daring people, don’t be so disgusted. It was quite delicious!! Camel burgers anyone?! 🙂
At “the mud house”, near Gabi Fort
Abdullah and his cousin, Hamid, at what they told me is called Gabi Fort
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Tagged Al Araqi Fort Oman, Al Aynain Fort Oman, ancient jail Oman, ancient prison Oman, Arabian punishment history, fort reconstruction, historic Arab prison, less known forts of Oman