Bahrain’s history slowly rising from the sands

Source: seattletimes.com

Ruins of an expansive Bronze-age settlement are seen in Saar, Bahrain. The settlement includes the temple which was built in about 1900 BC and remained in use for 150 to 200 years.

The civilization that Dilmun created on the back of trading in pearls, copper and dates as far as South Asia. Recent discoveries highlight it as a rare and vivid look at pre-Islamic life in a region with few sites celebrating cultures before the time of the Prophet Muhammad (saw).

By REEM KHALIFA
The Associated Press

SAAR, Bahrain — More than 4,000 years ago, Dilmun merchants traveled from Mesopotamia to the Indus River, titans of trade and culture before the rise of the empires by the Persians or the Ottomans.

Over a millennia, the civilization that Dilmun created on the back of trading in pearls, copper and dates as far as South Asia faded into the encroaching sands. It wasn’t until an excavation by Danish archaeologists in the 1950s that its past was rediscovered.

Now, with Bahrain in a deepening political crisis between its Sunni rulers and …continue reading at seattletimes.com

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