Seminar entitled ‘Musandam in British Documents’

Khasab: A symposium was held today in the Wilayat of Khasab in the Musandam Governorate, entitled “Musandam in British Documents”, organized by the Cultural Club at the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Khasab.

The symposium included two working papers, the first of which was entitled “Military Oman in British Documents: Musandam as a Model,” presented by Dr. Bahia bint Saeed Al Adhubiyya, Senior History Supervisor at the General Directorate of Education in North Al Sharqiyah Governorate, in which she studied and analyzed Musandam Governorate and its importance from a military and strategic perspective, as stated in the documents.

The British, in addition to tracking the most important British correspondence related to this and analyzing aspects of British cooperation with Sultan Said bin Taimur regarding the presence of British forces on Umm al-Ghanam Island through British documents.

Dr. Amal bint Saif Al-Khansouriyah, history supervisor at the General Directorate of Education in the North Al Batinah Governorate, presented a working paper entitled “Historical Illuminations of Musandam in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries in Light of British Documents,” in which she focused on highlighting the position that Musandam represented in the writings and recordings of a number of English travelers to As well as discussing the most important documents preserved in the British archives, and the correspondence of political agents that dealt with Musandam Governorate in relation to the economic and social aspects, and analyzing their contents.

Dr. Huda bint Abdul Rahman Al Zadjali, a researcher in the field of history, heritage and civilization, said: “This symposium aims to introduce the vital strategic, historical, cultural, political, economic and social role of Musandam Governorate in modern and contemporary history. It also aims to enrich Omani society with everything related to the history of the governorate contained in British documents.”

It also comes within the framework of exploring historical documents, manuscripts and maps related to Musandam Governorate in other local, regional and international archives, and providing them to be a source and a scientific resource for various researchers and specialists in various fields.

Musandam history and civilization will continue to tell the story of authentic Omani pride and steadfastness. The opening of the symposium was sponsored by His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem Al Farsi, Governor of Khasab.

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