Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Bahrain - Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun - Bahrain Fort
Ancient sandstone structure of the Bahrain Fort still stands guard.
The first of the two postcards sent by Ariffin, my countryman who lives and works in Mahooz in Bahrain. This postcard shows the Bahrain Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bahrain.
Qal'at al-Bahrain is an archaeological site surrounded by palm groves. It has the shape and all the characteristics of a typical tel, created by successive occupation layers built one on top of the other. Archaeological excavations at the site started 50 years ago by a Danish expedition, working between 1954 and 1970, followed by a French expedition since 1978 and archaeologists from Bahrain since 1987.