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Bahrain Fort Museum to host music evening
06 : 25 PM - 17/02/2017

Manama, Feb. 17 (BNA): The Bahrain Fort Site Museum is set to host a music evening to celebrate its ninth anniversary on Saturday, February 18.

The event features an outdoor concert by singers Ali Alolaiwi, Mohammed Hassan and Yusuf al-Jabri from the Harmony Initiative.

Opened to the public in February 2008, the Qala’at Al-Bahrain (Bahrain Fort) Site Museum seeks to maintain the ancient historic features of the site, as well as to document the archaeological periods by preserving the artefacts discovered at the site.

The site museum’s display area consists of five exhibition halls organised around the massive Tell Wall with over 500 artifacts showcased and many interesting layers of its historical legacy have been revealed which is further highlighted with the use of an audio guide available to visitors.

The fort is located atop a 17.5 hectare artificial hill that has been built while enduring over 4,000 years of continuous occupation. It is also the site of the former capital of Dilmun and is one of the most prolific archaeological digs in the Arabian Gulf. Excavations over the past 50 years have revealed residential, public, commercial, and military structures that testify to the importance of that location over the centuries.

Qala’at Al-Bahrain Site was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.


BNA 1515 GMT 2017/02/17

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