Muscat. The cultural and modern capital city of Oman is located on the shores of the Gulf of Oman. It is the most important city in the country and the main administrative center. Its population is 769,090.
Mascate was under the rule of the Portuguese in the periods 1507 to 1580 and from 1640 to 1650, of Spain between 1580 and 1640. It is one of the oldest cities in the Middle East. Evidence of communal activity has been found in the area around the city dating from the 6th century BC. in the area south of the city were found, ceramic remains of Harappa indicating some level of contact with the Indus civilization.
The fame of Mascate as a port has been recognized since as early as the 1st century AD. by the Greek geographer Ptolemy, who names him as Cryptus Portus (The Hidden Port), and by Pliny The Elder, who calls her Amithoscuta.
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