Sites & cities that bear the name of Ain Umm Sujoor

Ain Umm Sujoor

Today in : Bahrain
First trace of activity : ca. 25th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 20th century B.C.E
Recorded names : موقع عين أم السجور‎

Description : The Ain Umm Sujoor (Arabic: موقع عين أم السجور‎) is an archaeological site located in the village of Diraz, Bahrain. Believed to have been built during the 3rd millennium BC, the site consists of an oval hollow, approximately 60x30 meters, with two wells, several rooms and ovens. It has been largely neglected in recent times. The water wells date back to 3rd millennium BCE to the Dilmun period; rooms and ovens, located on the southern side of the wells, are believed to be later additions. The well on the north is called holy well, or water temple, which is named after discovering that a part of the structure was used to show peoples’ gratitude to their Gods for water. The wells and the pool is believed to be a later addition.

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