Bahrain Fort historically is one of Bahrain’s most important sites. The Fort itself was built in the 14th century but excavations at the site reveal six other distinct eras of the place dating back to the Dilmun era, or around 3000BC during which time it may have been the island’s capital.
Barbar Temple the ancient sites in Bahrain center round the Dilmun societies centuries ago. The ruins of the Barbar Temple date back to the third millennium BC, to the days when the God Enki was in high esteem as the God of water and Earth and sometimes creation itself. The 5000 year old Barbar Temple is a small cluster of stone wall foundations. There are three temples roughly 500 years apart, built on adjacent foundations.
Saar Excavation dating back to 1900BC when the region was known as Dilmun, the excavations have unearthed an entire 100 by 150 mtr village which proved the existence of a very organized life style with well-ordered roads, houses with courtyards and a central marketplace.
Burial Mounds the largest prehistoric cemetery in the world. There were some 165,000 burial mounds in Bahrain dating to between 3000BC and 300BC. Each mound contains a stone built chamber which formed a grave for a person buried in the foetal position along with various elements presumably believed to be needed in the next world.