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Location: Bahrain         Length: 5 min

A British archaeology field team explores a historic fort in the small island country of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf to find out what remains beneath the ground. Geoarchaeological investigation reveals a detailed picture of the evolution of this part of Bahrain’s only remaining virgin shoreline. Formerly the chief fortification of Muharraq Town, this historic fortress had been reduced to a single tower. Excavations established the ground plan of the fort by relocating the other three towers and its internal buildings, and also uncovered earlier architecture.

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Produced in 2010 by Anies Hassan of Tollan Films

Copyright 2010 by Anies Hassan of Tollan Films

Bahrain, Bu Maher Fort (Oxford Brookes University)

Bu Maher Fort, Muharraq: Report on Excavations in 2010 for the Ministry of Culture and Information, Bahrain, by Robert Carter (

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History of Bahrain (Princeton University)

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