The Bahrain History private tour offers you an insight into the historical landmarks away from the loud and bustling city. Learn about Bahrain as our tour guide goes in-depth into how the ancients have shaped the present day culture and traditions of the island.
This Museum was opened by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa on the 45th Anniversary of the Bahrain Defense Force, which occurred on February 5th, 2013. The minute you enter the museum you’ll be taken by awe at the rich history that it displays. The museum is divided into five different sections (The Hall of Rulers, Forts Hall, Documents Hall, Horses Hall, and Old Weapons Hall). If you start with the Hall of Rulers, you’ll go through the history of how Bahrain was conquered by Sh. Ahmed Al Fateh (Ahmed the Conqueror), and you’ll find a map of the battles that took place at that time. All of the museums halls display progression of Bahrain’s military throughout the little kingdom’s history.
This fort is commonly known as Riffa Fort due to its location in Riffa, is an historic landmark and stands witness to one of the most important junctures in Bahrain’s history. Within its beautiful architecture lives the memory of the ruling family of Bahrain, the Al Khalifas.
You can watch the potters at work at the A’ali Pottery Workshop where traditional methods using ancient kilns in a tradition that has been handed down generation after generation.
Amongst Bahrain’s mysterious ancient remains are the thousands of burial mounds that dominate the landscape north of the Island. Spanning the Dilmun era (3rd to 1st millennium BC) to the Tylos era (200 BC to 300 AD) the burial mounds are unique in terms of sheer number and concentration. The best preserved and most impressive mounds are the royal burial mounds in the village of A’ali.
It is considered to be one of the oldest mosques in the region, as its foundation is believed to have been laid as early as 692 AD. An inscription found on the site, however, suggests a foundation date of sometime during the 11th century. It has since been rebuilt twice in both the 14th and 15th centuries, when the minarets were constructed.