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Photograph of the Fortress Enlargement taken from the west

Enlargement Information

The Fortress Enlargement represents the first expansion built in 1529 under the governorship of Badr el-Din (nephew of the vizir of Hormuz). This construction adapted the earlier building to modern artillery defense, mostly by the addition of a new surrounding enclosure and boulevards as well as enlargement of the moat.

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