The ancient civilization of Dilmun would have been in Bahrain

The ancient civilization of Dilmun would have been in Bahrain

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Thanks to the archaeological excavations that have been carried out in a archaeological site of Bahrain in-depth knowledge of one of the oldest civilizations of commerce.

Bahrain may have been a place of settlement of the Dilmun civilization This event was the subject of debate at a conference in Manama, capital of the Gulf, organized by UNESCO and in which most of the time was devoted to the debate on heritage tourism.

In the Saar, under a scorching sun, an archaeologist explained to a group of workers how to build a wall for collapse. According to this archaeologist, Salman al-Mahari, the Saar settlement is divided into two, a residential area and a cemetery. These two zones have provided a Lots of information that being contrasted with other remains found on the island indicate that they date from early Dilmun period.

Dilmun was one of the oldest civilizations in the region positioning itself as one of the most important trade routes between Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley, in addition to having commercial relations with Elam in Oman, Alba in Syria and Haittan in Turkey. Dilmun's merchants were characterized by maintaining a monopoly on copper, a mineral that was transported from the mines of Oman to the cities of Mesopotamia.

The objective at this time is to safeguard the remains found and in this way make their history accessible, since after being excavated, they are subject to atmospheric phenomena, something from which they have been protected for 4,000 years thanks to the fact that they are found underground.

To the north of the island they have been found seven settlements of different characteristics Among which are three cities of Dilmun and a Greek city dating back to 200 years BC. In these places hundreds of square meters of land are surrounded by walls with huge stones that mark the exit. They have also found cremated bones of animals that could have been offered in sacrifice to the gods.

A staircase leads us to a kind of pool formed by underground springs, which is thought to have been the place where he lived. Enki, god of water, in his beliefs. The abundance of fresh water through the springs made this island an unprecedented place in the middle of a desolate region and that could be the protagonist of the mythical legend of the Garden of Eden.

The beliefs that have been developed on the site have much in common with those of Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt. In them the deceased are buried with tools, food, drinking containers and even weapons.

The island has approximately, along 30 square kilometers, some 170,000 burial mounds of which the most recent are 2,000 years old. The Royal Tombs, larger in size, they measure 15 meters high and 45 meters in diameter.

The idea is facilitate and decipher all academic research so that the local population and international tourists can perceive the importance of heritage.

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