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Qal'at al-Bahrain

Qal'at al-Bahrain was built in the 14th century, and served as a Portuguese fort until the 16th century. The fort is located atop a 17.5 hectare, artificial hill that has been built up over more than 4,000 years of continuous, human occupation at this location. The site is the former capital of the Dilmun civilization, and one of the most important archaeological sites of the Bahrain Archipelago. Excavation over the past 50 years has revealed residential, public, commercial, religious and military military structures, that testify to the importance of the site over the centuries.

Country
Kingdom of Bahrain
Field Documentation
June 1, 2007
Culture
Dilmun, Babylonian, Islamic, Portuguese
Historical Period
2300 BCE - 1600 CE
Location
26° 14' 0" N, 50° 31' 12" E
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