Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun

Brief description

Qal’at al-Bahrain is a typical tell – an artificial mound created by many successive layers of human occupation. The strata of the 300 × 600 m tell testify to continuous human presence from about 2300 BC to the 16th century AD.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1192

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Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy

Brief description

The site consists of seventeen buildings in Muharraq City, three offshore oyster beds, part of the seashore and the Qal’at Bu Mahir fortress on the southern tip of Muharraq Island, from where boats used to set off for the oyster beds.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1364

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