However, the application for the burial mounds
has still not been approved and Mr Buhamood called on authorities to make cash available to develop what he described as the country's "most significant" historic attraction.
Horse headdress, late 4th-early 3rd century BC, Pazyryk 2 burial mound
, Altai Mountains, southern Siberia, felt, leather, wood, gold foil, htc.
The burial mounds
are unique in terms of sheer number and concentration.
By contrast, in areas of sedimentary cover, these monuments are scarce, with a few sites in the calcareous sandstone of the coastal mountains of Jaizkibel --5 dolmens and 6 cromlechs--and Mendizorrotz --5 dolmens and 3 cromlechs--, as well as in the limestone of the Aralar Mountains--more than 50 dolmens and 2 cromlechs--, Andia--6 cromlechs and 12 dolmens--and Urbasa--1 cromlech and 23 dolmens--, in addition to the possible ruined dolmens inventoried as burial mounds
in the last two areas (Barrero et al, 2005).
In only five cases burial mounds
contained inhumations exclusively, while in eight necropolises they cover cremations.
Among the many burial mounds
is a striking long barrow 33 metres long within which signs of a massive timber building were found.
Each foot in Bahrain speaks of a rich history and I really hope that other locations like the Tree of Life and the burial mounds
get acknowledged internationally as well.
The different eras can be followed through flint tools and bone fish hooks to the "Bronze Age bling" - intricate jet necklaces found in burial mounds
and gleaming swords sacrificed in peat bogs.
Large burial mounds
like the ones found in Bat, site of ancient Magan civilisation of the 3rd millennium BC, are one of the most reliable parameters used by archaeologists to irrefutably establish the fact that a civilisation had crystalised and assumed a very definite identity," Prof Tosi said during the book launch.
These illustrations help a modern reader picture ships, war gear, burial mounds
, dragons, mead halls, and jewelry.
The island positively bristles with pagan vibes, with the remains of round huts, burial mounds
and cromlechs liberally dotted here and there.
The outcome is delightfully primitive, like an archaeological excavation revealing ancient burial mounds
, and it would take some effort for it to be properly habitable.