Dilmun

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Dilmun

dwelling of gods where sun rose. [Sumerian Myth.: Gaster, 24]
See: Heaven
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Tokyo National Museum of Japan secretary Dr Tekashi Gotoh reviewed the history of the Dilmun civilisation based on findings from studies and excavations carried out by the Japanese archaeological team in Bahrain more than two years ago.
They then moved to Qal'at al-Bahrain (Bahrain Fort) sites, where they watched the "Sound and Light" show which tells the story of the site dating back to Dilmun civilisation.
The coffee-table book which traces the history of the ancient Dilmun civilisation as seen through the eyes of more than 20 international artists and photographers will have pride and place in her home on Amwaj Islands.
The 300-page volume focuses on the Dilmun civilisation and goes back to three thousand years B.
The exhibition offers an insight into ancient trade links around the Arabian Gulf, and features artefacts from Bahrain National Museum's permanent collection, focusing on the Dilmun civilisation.
THE FASCINATING STORY OF THE EVOLUTION and eventual decline of the ancient Dilmun civilisation is about to be made accessible to the man in the street as archaeologists, researchers and historians on the island of Bahrain begin the process of demystifying the stories that lie behind one of one the world's earliest civilisations.
We have a rich Dilmun civilisation and a variety of old heritage sites like the Al Fateh Grand Mosque, Bahrain Fort and Qal'at Al-Bahrain which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Secondly, it builds on the island's history because of its proximity to the historic Bahrain Fort, which was once the gateway to the Dilmun civilisation, and thereby creates a bridge between the past, present and future.
A stunning coffee table book tracing the history of the ancient Dilmun civilisation as seen through the eyes of more than 20 international artists and photographers has been unveiled.
In the past participants have found artefacts such as pottery and other metals at Bahrain Fort, which was once the capital of the 4000-year-old Dilmun civilisation.
The pavilion, she added, will feature various programmes, including henna decoration, Arab coffee, designing baskets, making wooden boxes, folk music, Bahraini cuisine and displaying agricultural artefacts dating back to the Dilmun civilisation.
Bahrain, an archipelago of 33 islands located between Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, and gas-rich Qatar, is also home to the ancient Dilmun civilisation, containing one of the most ancient burial sites in the Arabian Peninsula.