Built as far back as the 16th century AD, the Fort of Bahrain which is also known as the fort of Nader Shah is believed to be the Dilmun civilization capital identified as Delmon according to ancient record. Shedding light on the community and human civilization which occupied the space over 5000 years ago excavations on the site since 1954 have unearthed seven stratified tiers of history. Identified by experts as the country’s most “important site in antiquity” the ancient capital of Delmon was once known as the ancestral home of the Sumerians and dubbed the “land of immortality” where divine elements congregated.
One fourth of the site have been excavated to date revealing buildings of various shapes and functions as those dedicated to religious, residential, commercial, military and public use. Comprising of innumerable walls and regions the highlights within the fort include the Shakhura necropolis, Madimat Isa necropolis, Madimat Hermand necropolis, Palace of Uperi, Saar necropolis, Al-Maqsha Necropolis, Kassite Palace and the Al-Hajjar necropolis. The Northern city wall is another point of interest while the ruins belong to the copper age comprise of two fortified sections with homes and lanes contained within. A massive structure also stands on the fringes of the Portuguese fort’s moat in the heart of the site.
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