Fayd Fort

In order to protect the wealth of Fayd that aroused the envy of the surrounding populations the inhabitants of the oasis built impressive fortifications composed of two concentric compounds made of black basalt cut from the nearby lava fields of the Harrat Umm Al-Hurruj.

The most external compound is 750 meters long, includes 10 towers, and protected an inhabited area. The most central compound is 350 meters long and was the main military stronghold whose walls reached as high as seven meters. Those old walls were rebuilt recently to give to the visitors an idea of the importance of the fortified place of Fayd.

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