Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bahrain archaeology 101

Thought I would share these pics of Bahrain Fort (also known as Qal'at al-Bahrain - Castle of Bahrain). The Fort is relatively well maintained and it's one of the things I've enjoyed seeing here. In a country that's all about new buildings and bling, it's nice to appreciate what's old. The foundations of the Fort date back to 2300 BC to the Dilmun civilization (early inhabitants of Bahrain) and since 2005, it's been on the UNESCO world heritage list. You can also catch a glimpse of the sea behind the Fort - not quite Bondi, but kind of pretty, right?

1 comment:

  1. Hey,I never knew Bahrain had heritage structures! Thanks for sharing the info.