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"Welcome to the Persian Necropolis .." Top 5 Page for this destination Bahrain Things to Do Tip by kenyneo

Bahrain Things to Do: 176 reviews and 377 photos

  welcome to the one of d largest Ancient Necropolis
by kenyneo

Well behind the vibrant and modern Bahrain ...there lies something that many are not aware of ...something ancient ..something extraordinary about this place ....with a population of 600,000 people.

There is actually an archeological site with estimated 170,000 graves, most of which date back to the 3000 and 2000 B.C. ..Some people believe that the ancient Egyptians buried their dead here, but archaeologists have discovered vases and jars from Mesopotamia and the Valley of the Indus in the royal tombs of A'ali and in Sar.

Although throughout the centuries robbers have stripped the tombs, archaeologists have still been able to find arms, carnelian jewels from the Valley of the Undus, bronze and copper objects. Their contents were the same as the cooper used in Magan in the Sultanate of Oman during the third millennium B.C.

Seals from Dilmun were also found, which were imprinted with tales of the merchants' everyday life of the time.
These discoveries confirmed that trading existed as early as the end of the fourth millennium (3200 B.C.) between Mesopotamia, Dilmun (Bahrain), Magan (Oman), Melukhah and Harapah, the capital cities of the Valley of the Indus, Mesopotamia and the Valley of the Indus - each country had already reached a high level of civilization at that time.

well so bahrain is not after all just a place to hangout and unwind !!!

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  • Written Mar 5, 2004
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