Under the Patronage of His Excellency Lt. Gen. Dr. Shaikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa - Chairman Supreme Council of Health - Bahrain

Bahrain Fort

Around Bahrain Island

Sights Info

Sight Description

The Qal’at al-Bahrain (in Arabic), also known as the Bahrain Fort and previously as the Portugal Fort  is an archaeological site located in Bahrain, on the Arabian Peninsula. 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,Portuguese and Persians. It was once the capital of the Dilmun civilization and was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.