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Detail of coral wall

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

Heritage Area Walk - Part 1

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.

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