unique story contains elements of great moral strength, courage,
heroism, maritime skills, scholarship and hard work that have together
molded the sultanate into its present form
By drawing our attention to the noble
efforts of distinguished Omanis, the historians who provide us with a
deeper understanding of the great wealth of human experience that is at
the foundation of modern Oman.
Oman occupies the far
south-eastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, its geographical
boundaries clearly defined by nature from earliest times.
An understanding of Omanís place at the
heart of the Middle East and its relationship with the civilizations and
political entities around it is central to any explanation of the
political interactions which impact on this region, both as far as
internal dynamics are concerned and externally in the context of the
pressure exercised by international power.
Wattia in the district of Muscat is the
oldest human settlement and dates to the Stone Age before more than
10,000 years old.
Babylon and Assyria were among the
first empires to control the Asian land trade from the Arabian Gulf to
the eastern shores of the Mediterranean. Later the Persian Empire would
emerge and expand to gain influence over a vast area and control the
reign started in Oman since 751 by electing ibn Masoud as the first
imam, and lasted for four centuries ( until 1154 ).The Imamas Oman was
in the Nabhan period between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries AD,
attempts to revive the Imamate in Oman were renewed in the fifteenth
century but these attempts were permeated.
Between 1498 to 1507, after Portugal
had occupied the trading ports of East Africa along with Aden. The
Portuguese stranglehold, which lasted for more than a century and a
half, was to fail because of Omanís spirited resistance, the selection
of Imam Nasir bin Murshid to the Imamate in 1624 AD.
The Portuguese centers in India
suffered tremendously from the Omani strikes, Portuguese and the Omanis
engaged in bloody battles for the control of East Africa, all the East
African shores from Mombassa up to Kilwa fell under Omani controlling
1698 AD the Omanis conquered Mombassa and then entered Pemba, Zanzibar
and Patta, Mozambique was the Only country that resisted the Omani Arab
fleet, and it stayed under Portuguese control until the twentieth
The Persian invasions were not to
achieve their objective of subduing Oman in view of the valiant
resistance put up by the Omanis, despite recurrent attempts in the
period from 1737-1744 AD, there are many noble aspects to Omanís
resistance to the Persian invasion in that period and their ultimate
victory over them at the hands of Imam Ahmed bin Said Al-Busaidi who
succeeded in ousting the Persians from Oman and was elected Imam in 1744
In 1970 his Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin
Said was Crowning Glory of Oman, starting the modern age of Oman
inluding 666,000 Expatriates.
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