Sites & cities that bear the name of Qal'at al-Bahrain

Qal'at al-Bahrain

Today in : Bahrain
First trace of activity : ca. 23rd century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 18th century C.E
Recorded names : قلعة البحرين, Bahrain Fort, Portuguese Fort

Description : The Qal'at al-Bahrain (in Arabic: قلعة البحرين‎), also known as the Bahrain Fort or Portuguese Fort, is an archaeological site located in Bahrain. Archaeological excavations carried out since 1954 have unearthed antiquities from an artificial mound of 12 m (39 ft) height containing seven stratified layers, created by various occupants from 2300 BC up to the 18th century, including Kassites, Greeks, Portuguese and Persians. It was once the capital of the Dilmun civilization and was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.

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