Qalat el-Bahrain overview
Other name(s) Dilmun
Modern name(s) Qalat el-Bahrain
Region Arabia
Latitude 26.23277753 N suggest info
Longitude 50.52051327 E
Status Accurate location
Info The archaeological finds unearthed in the fort reveal much about the history of the country. The area is believed to have been occupied for some 5000 years and contains a valuable insight into the copper and Bronze Ages of Bahrain. The first Bahrain Fort was built around three thousand years ago, on the northeastern tip of Bahrain Island. The present fort dates from the sixth century CE. The capital of the Dilmun civilization, Dilmun was known as the "land of immortality" and the ancestral place of Sumerians, a place where the Gods met
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26.232778, 50.520513 === 26.232778 N, 50.520513 E === 26° 13' 58.0" N, 50° 31' 13.8" E
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University of Uppsala
The Department of Linguistics and Philology is a part of the Faculty of Languages, and therefore within the Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences. It is responsible for research and education in African and Asian languages and cultures, the European classical languages, as well as linguistics and computational linguistics.
Olof Pedersén
Professor in Assyriology. His research has treated different central aspects of the use of written documentation within the older cultures in the Ancient Near East and the relation between the written and the material historical evidence.
Main site Dilmun, Tylos, Bahrain, circa 12.5 km (7.8 mi) south
Related site Barbar temple, circa 3.7 km (2.3 mi) west
Nearest sites Darin, Ishtarut, Tharro, Tarout, circa 56.1 km (34.8 mi) north-west
Liyan, Rishehr, circa 298.2 km (185.3 mi) north
Bushehr, Bushire, circa 308 km (191.4 mi) north
Palace of Cyrus, Temukan, circa 342.7 km (212.9 mi) north
Bishapur, circa 407.3 km (253.1 mi) north
Gur, Ardashir Khureh, Firuzabad, circa 352.4 km (219 mi) north-east
Tol-e Nurabad, circa 443.4 km (275.5 mi) north
Tappeh Sornah, circa 463.4 km (287.9 mi) north
Tel-e Spid, circa 456.8 km (283.8 mi) north
Alexandria Charax, Arjan, circa 492.2 km (305.8 mi) north
Anshan, Tal-e Malyan, circa 459.2 km (285.3 mi) north-east
Ardashir Khureh palace, circa 356.9 km (221.8 mi) north-east
Parsa, Persepolis, circa 472.7 km (293.7 mi) north-east
Naqsh-e Rustam, circa 477.1 km (296.5 mi) north-east
Estakhr, circa 477.9 km (297 mi) north-east
Tepe Bormi, circa 565.2 km (351.2 mi) north
Qal-e Geli, circa 587.6 km (365.1 mi) north
Tol-e Afghani, circa 587.4 km (365 mi) north
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Database ID 4516, created 12 May 2012, 14:29, Last changed 11 May 2014, 11:32