Madinat, or the Round City, was the name of the main sector of the city of Dhaztanar in Semphar.[1]


Madinat sat next to the harbor of Furdah Rustauk. It was considered to be the heart of Dhaztanar. As the nickname of the Round City implied, Madinat formed a perfect circle.[1]

Surrounded by a moat and a strong outer and inner wall, Madinat was the most fortified section of the city. An open courtyard stretched behind the outer walls until it reached a third inner wall. This wall protected the houses of notable citizens, gardens, temples, and the palace of the caliph.[1]

Four gates in the walls, known as the Grand Bab, led to the Caliph's palace, the Dar al-Kalif.[1]



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