Qalaat al-Bahrain

Qalaat al-Bahrain

The Qal'at al-Bahrain, also known as the Bahrain Fort or Fort of Bahrain and previously as the Portugal Fort is an archaeological site located in Bahrain. It was once the capital of the Dilmun civilization and was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.

Site Information

Country: Bahrain

District: Capital Governorate

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: Third Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Dilmun

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Official Name: Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun

Date of Inscription: 2005

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