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.
Produced in 2010 by Anies Hassan of Tollan Films
Copyright 2010 by Anies Hassan of Tollan Films
Bahrain, Bu Maher Fort (Oxford Brookes University)
History of Bahrain (Wikipedia)
History of Bahrain (Princeton University)