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Dilmun Burial Mounds

Shaikh Hamad Street, Riffa, Bahrain
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Shaikh Hamad Street, Riffa, Bahrain
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Spend few weekends with a Danish Archeology team visiting to recover burial mounds in Bahrain. Amazing insight how cheftains mounds were built like a modern day spacous apartment, but below earth for their burials. Nearby authentic Bahraini restaurant for breakfast is recommended.

Thank SaudKhawaja58
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

The Dilmun Burial Mounds are on the main island of Bahrain dating back to the Dilmun ( 3rd millennium BC onwards ). I was the only person present during that time – it is best to go after 1600 hrs since there would be less...More

Thank USAKrsna
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

There are nearly 100000 burial mounds from the Dilmun period scattered through a relatively small area, so it is quite impressive to walk around this large quantity of tombs of different sizes

Thank Ricardo B
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

There are more than 85,000 Dilmun and Tylos burial mounds in Bahrain. They date back about 4500 years. You really do need a guide to find them and make sense of them. We had an excellent guide who knew a lot about them and could...More

1  Thank RickMIusa
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Ok, so I wanted to see the burial mounds mainly because of the history behind them and the issues they still cause currently in Bahrain about whether to build over them and so on. I have no problem with the idea of the history behind...More

Thank Luthilu
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Thousands of earth and gravel mounds -- mostly 3-to-6-feet high -- cluster throughout the northern part of Bahrain. At first glance, they appear to be the result of massive digging in the area. But they actually make up a huge prehistoric cemetery with the earliest...More

Thank Rumples
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Bahrain has one of the largest prehistoric cemeteries in the world. Amongst its mysterious ancient remains are the thousands of burial mounds that dominate the landscape. Dating from the Dilmun era (3rd to 1st millennium BC) to the Tylos era (200 BC to 300 AD)...More

1  Thank alisdair t
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Significant density of the burials is worth to see. However i strongly suggest that you read about them or find someone who knows already because to be able to enjoy the visit between very similar looking fields, you must know the nuances of construction techniques...More

Thank leternita
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

I had a look around this burial mounds. For anyone that haves a love for history! Its worth visiting and taking a few photos. Nice to visit a Gulf country that has lots of history !! Bahrain has all the history !

Thank Benjamin O
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

The burial mounds look like heaps of gravel and can easily be seen from the street passing by without slowing down.

Thank JLC-1972
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