Years ago, I worked on this site and much of our work was excavating the citadel, which is probably one of the main features of al-Balid. What you see today was nothing but mounds of dirt and rubble a few decades ago, and the work that has been done since has exposed the walls and uncovered many of the structures that are now visible. The majority of the artifacts that have been uncovered, at least in the projects I worked on, are put in the museum on the east end of the park.
It's great that the Sultanate has made such an effort to preserve and restore this town. I hope to see it again someday.
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