Dhow In Masirah Island, Oman On December 18, 2009 - : News Photo
Dhow In Masirah Island, Oman On December 18, 2009 - : News Photo
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Dhow In Masirah Island, Oman On December 18, 2009 -

OMAN - DECEMBER 18: Dhow In Masirah island, Oman on December 18, 2009 - Since time immemorial, Oman has been a seafaring nation. In fact, as far back as the 8th century, an Omani vessel reached Canton in China.The traditional dhew, also popularly known as Al Boum, Al Ghanjah, Shu'i, Al Badan, etc. which were used in trading, weathered stormed to reach ports in Iran, India, South-East Asia and further down the African coast in Zanzibar. Even today, the tradional dhew dots Oman's coasline, along with Fulk Esalamah, Zenat Al Behar and Sohar. Masira which is located in the Arabian Sea was a rest station for ships anchored off its shores, to get sweet water. Alexander the Great made it his base and called it Serepsis. (Photo by Eric LAFFORGUE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
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Date created:December 18, 2009
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