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Bahrain Fort, Bahrain : Pearl on the Arabian Gulf

Author: Infobase,; Global Screen (Firm)
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Global Screen, New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, [2007] ©2007 2017.
Series: Treasures of the World: Western Asia.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Films on Demand.
Summary:
Qal'at al-Bahrain is a typical tell: an artificial mound created by many successive layers of human occupation. The strata of the roughly 1,000-by-2,000-foot tell testify to continuous human presence from about 2300 B.C. to the 16th century A.D. About 25% of the site has been excavated, revealing structures of different types: residential, public, commercial, religious and military. They testify to the importance of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Internet videos
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Infobase,; Global Screen (Firm)
OCLC Number: 1031085080
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released by Global Screen, 2007.
Title from distributor's description
Target Audience: 9 - 12
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (14 min., 46 sec.)) : sound, color
Contents: Bahrain Fort, Bahrain: Pearl on the Arabian Gulf (14:46);
Series Title: Treasures of the World: Western Asia.
Responsibility: Global Screen.
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Qal'at al-Bahrain is a typical tell: an artificial mound created by many successive layers of human occupation. The strata of the roughly 1,000-by-2,000-foot tell testify to continuous human presence from about 2300 B.C. to the 16th century A.D. About 25% of the site has been excavated, revealing structures of different types: residential, public, commercial, religious and military. They testify to the importance of the site, a trading port, over the centuries. On the top of the 40-foot mound there is the impressive Portuguese fort, which gave the whole site its name: qal'a (fort). The site was the capital of the Dilmun, one of the most important ancient civilizations of the region. It contains the richest remains inventoried of this civilization, which was hitherto only known from written Sumerian references.

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