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Dilmun Burial Mounds: Tours & Tickets

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“Where rich history tells a story”
19 Apr 2019
“Small Mounds”
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Dilmun Burial Mounds dating to around 4,000 BC are just fascinating in age by itself. However, a visit inside what remains just shows architectural complexity and artistic work of beauty. There are plans to further develop the sites with night lighting and attractions. It...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Alaalimohd
Reviewed 19 April 2019

Not much to see but a large area filled with small burial mounds. They were all looted eons ago, but the site is on the tentative UNESCO site. Surrounded by rusty barbed wire.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 6 April 2019

It sound macabre. But there are numerous burial mounds around Bahrain. I had the opportunity to visit some of them was very impressed with not only where they are located (they are dotted around the city), the height (some can be two storey high) but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TheAvidTraveller1975
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Spend few weekends with a Danish Archeology team visiting to recover burial mounds in Bahrain. Amazing insight how cheftains mounds were built like a modern day spacous apartment, but below earth for their burials. Nearby authentic Bahraini restaurant for breakfast is recommended.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank SaudKhawaja58
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The Dilmun Burial Mounds are on the main island of Bahrain dating back to the Dilmun ( 3rd millennium BC onwards ). I was the only person present during that time – it is best to go after 1600 hrs since there would be less...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank USAKrsna
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

There are nearly 100000 burial mounds from the Dilmun period scattered through a relatively small area, so it is quite impressive to walk around this large quantity of tombs of different sizes

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank rickyspa1
Reviewed 25 April 2017

There are more than 85,000 Dilmun and Tylos burial mounds in Bahrain. They date back about 4500 years. You really do need a guide to find them and make sense of them. We had an excellent guide who knew a lot about them and could...More

Date of experience: April 2017
4  Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Ok, so I wanted to see the burial mounds mainly because of the history behind them and the issues they still cause currently in Bahrain about whether to build over them and so on. I have no problem with the idea of the history behind...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Luthilu
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Thousands of earth and gravel mounds -- mostly 3-to-6-feet high -- cluster throughout the northern part of Bahrain. At first glance, they appear to be the result of massive digging in the area. But they actually make up a huge prehistoric cemetery with the earliest...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Rumples
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Bahrain has one of the largest prehistoric cemeteries in the world. Amongst its mysterious ancient remains are the thousands of burial mounds that dominate the landscape. Dating from the Dilmun era (3rd to 1st millennium BC) to the Tylos era (200 BC to 300 AD)...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank alisdairt
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