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Coral blocks were often used in old masonry buildings. Sourced from coastal reefs, it was left in stacks to weather in the sun for a year, to lose salt and traces of organic material. Being light and easy to shape, coral provided walls with low thermal mass and good insulating properties.
© Photo: Haupt & Binder
From Hisn Street to the Heritage Museum, Calligraphy Square, Bait Al Naboodah, Souk Al Arsah, Majlis Al Midfa, and other sites in the Eastern part of the Heritage Area.