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Historical Lessons within Sohar Fort Museum

                              “In the morning, Albuquerque (the Portuguese commander general) and his companions saw a large and beautiful city. Their Arab guides told them that is was called Sohar. Since the guides knew the fort to be very well-armed, they tried to dissuade the Portuguese from attacking it because in case of defeat, they had good reason to fear that the Portuguese would kill them: one of them had cannon breeches attached to his neck, ready to be dropped overboard at the least little mistake while guiding them.”