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Country : Bahrain
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Photos marked as were added from 11 December 2021.
|The Bahrain Gate is the centre of the city of Manama.
|Man by the Bahrain Gate.
|Street scene in central Bahrain.
|The Yateen Mosque in central Manama reflected in a modern glass building.
|Tobacco seller in central Manama.
|Decorated doorway in central Bahrain.
|The distinctive Bahrain World Trade Centre dominates the city centre.
|Close up of the Bahrain World Trade Centre.
|Al Fadhel Mosque.
|The minaret of the Al Fadhel Mosque.
|Yellow and blue glass building.
|The Bahrain Art Centre.
|Street scene in the Manama Souq.
|Sweet shop at night.
|The Gold Souk.
|View of a main street in the centre.
|Modern architecture in the commercial centre of Manama.
|View from the Corniche.
|Children with their mothers.
|The Sail Monument.
|The Sail Monument is a symbol of the city.
|The Bahrain National Museum.
|Concrete sculptures in the grounds.
|The 1932 Buick that belonged to King Al-Khalifa who died in 1992.
|Gahfya, traditional Bahraini male caps.
|Mixed pearls. Before the discovery of oil, pearl diving was the main source of income for Bahrain.
|Diorama showing village women using date palms for baskets. This is part of a series showing pre-oil life in Bahrain.
|Basket weaving from date palms.
|Playing music and dancing.
|Diorama of a bread maker.
|Vegetable seller; part of a series of dioramas showing pre-oil life in Bahrain.
|Perfume and soap seller.
|Basket and mat maker.
|Potter; part of a series of dioramas showing pre-oil life in Bahrain.
|Ottoman coins minted at Basra between 1574 and 1623.
|A treatise on Islamic inheritance law made in 1433.
|A dictionary dating from the 16th century.
|18th century handbook for astronomers.
|17th century story about a camel and a gazelle.
|Sar burial chamber from the 2nd millenium BCE.
|Greek influences from the 3rd century BCE.
|Bitumen coated beaker from the Sar burial site.
|A seal with bulls with human heads, deities from the Dilman period, 2nd millenium BCE.
|The museum features a collection of paintings by local artists.
|Painting of a maritime scene with a dhow by local artist, Yousif Qasim.
|"The Coffee Maker" by Yousif Qasim.
|"Man and Woman" by Karim al-Bosta.
|Modern art by unknown painter.
|12th century map by Al Idrisi.
|Driving book from 1932.
|Pearling permit issued in 1924.
|Bahrain Fort is the largest in Bahrain and is surrounded by a moat.
|The fort was built by the Portuguese.
|Bahrain Fort dates from the 16th century.
|Arches inside the fort.
|The interior of the fort is at different levels.
|Former barack buildings.
|The fort guards the sea approaches to Bahrain.
|View of Manama from Bahrain Fort.
|Excavations of an old palace dating from 2800 BCE at Bahrain Fort.
|The excavated Dilman era palace with a Manama building boom in the distance.
|Traditional Gulf fishing boat.
|Bath-tub sarcophagus from the 1st millenium BCE.
|Steles used on graves during the Greek period (330 BCE to 630).
|Asklepios, the Greek god of Medicine.
|Greek coins showing Hercules wearing a lion pelt.
|Bahrainis on the beach near Bahrain Fort.
|The settlement of Sar dates from the 2nd millenium BCE.
|Roads connect houses at the Dilman settlement of Sar.
|Burial chambers at Sar. There are over 80,000 burial sites on the island of Bahrain.
|One of the many burial chambers at Sar.
|The modern village of Sar in a suburb of the city.
|The Barbar Temple dates from the 3rd millenium BCE and is dedicated to Enki, the god of wisdom.
|The Barbar Temple was later used as a place to worship the undersea springs around the isand.
|Seyadi Mosque has a simple minaret. Behind is the decorated Seyadi House.
|Latticework decoration of Seyadi House.
|Detail of the decoration of Seyadi House, once the home of a pearl merchant.
|Sheikh Isa Bin Ali House is a restored traditional home.
|Entrance to the Sheikh Isa Bin Ali House, a restored traditional home.
|The central courtyard dominated by a wind tower. The lower level rooms are used in winter.
|Wind tower (badqeer) from below. The openings are used to control the air flow.
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