National Geographic : 1911 Jan
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE PART OF THE FORT AT BAHILA, IN OMAN THE WIND TOWER ON THE FORT AT BAHILA The town of Bahila during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries was the capital of Oman. Its castle is a large, substantial, and handsome edifice, says Col. S. B. Miles, who visited the town some years ago. The castle is ornamented with two towers, one of which, probably the loftiest structure in Oman, is called the Wind Tower and has apartments in it for use in the hot season, when the open and elevated windows let in the welcome breezes from all quarters. Photos by Lieut. Col. S. B. Miles. From the Geographical Journal, London, England.