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Qal'at al-Bahrain, Manama

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Explore layers of ancient civilizations and the remains of fortresses guarding the harbor at Qal'at al-Bahrain, a World Heritage Site boasting 5,200 years of continuous settlement. Spread across an artificial hill covering 17.5 hectares (43 acres), the area features spectacular archeological findings. The most richly documented settlement here was the capital of the Dilmun civilization, after which the fort became an entrepôt of many subsequent ones, including Arabic, Portuguese, and Persian. A museum with five exhibition halls details the history of the place, displaying over 500 artifacts excavated from the site. Pick up an audio guide in English, and afterwards relax in the waterfront cafe. Plan trip to Manama with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • It was a fun experience to have with some friends. I honestly liked going here than to city center more because I felt like there was an actual goal at hand rather than just "looking at prices" Good....  more »
  • Photo with my amazing tourists in Qal’at Al Bahrain & old Dilmun city BC 2800, its the oldest city in the region. also known as the Bahrain Fort or Portuguese Fort, is an archaeological site...  more »

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