Oman: 19-24 March 2008 - Carolynn-in-Dubai

While this building near Qalhat is known as the Bibi Maryam tomb, the person buried here is Bibi Maryam's husband Baha al-Din who died around 1312AD (712H). Baha al-Din was the son of Mahmud b. Ahmad al-Qusi al-Qalhati the founder of the Hormuz empire. The name probably sounds familiar as the straits of Hormuz between Oman and Iran at the entrance to the Persian Gulf, come up regularly in the news.