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In Masmak Fort there is a museum now.
The interiors are so simple that it is difficult to imagine that it was the royal residence. Not what we would expect from Arabia.
Here the view of the mosque.
I will upload two Workshops.

In the early hours of January 14, 1902, the garrison inside the Masmak Fortress slept as the forces of Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman bin Faisal Al Saud gathered and prepared for an attack. Taking the fortress by surprise, Abdulaziz captured the fort and took control of Riyadh, his ancestral home after having lived in exile in Kuwait. From this fortress, Abdulaziz Al Saud conquered and united the different kingdoms and provinces that

The clay and mud-brick fort was built around 1865 by the prince of Riyadh Abdulrahman ibn Sulaiman ibn Dabaan under the reign of Mohammed ibn Abdullah ibn Rasheed (1289–1315 AH), the ruler of Ha’il to the north, who had wrested control of the city from the rival clan of Al Saud. It was used by King Abdulaziz from 1902 to 1938 until a new palace was constructed. The Saudi government made a series of renovations in the 1980s as part of an effort to restore and maintain artefacts important to Saudi history. (

Bin means son. So Abdulaziz was the son of Abdul Rahman who was the son of Faisal Al Saud and so on.

I hope you will find it interesting. Not so much is known about Saudi Arabia and it was never shown on TE.

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Another view from the interior.

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