The Qal’at al-Bahrain (قلعة البحرين) is an ancient expanse designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Archaeological excavations carried out in the area have unearthed antiquities and wares from a mound containing seven stratified layers, created by various occupants from 2300 BC up to the 18th century. There is also a sixteenth Century Portuguese fort (The Bahrain Fort) that fortifies the area, testifying to its historical significance.
The area was once the capital of the Dilmun Civilization, which is one of the oldest documented civilizations of Mesopotamia and humankind.
Things to Know:
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Free Public Access
Only 25% of the area has been excavated till date
Located in Karbabad, which experiences occasional unrest
Recommend a local-guide to appreciate historic significance