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 (Academia.edu)

History of Bahrain (Wikipedia)

History of Bahrain (Princeton University)

Kingdom of Bahrain Ministry of Culture