He studied Cuneiform writing, which is one of the earliest systems of writing invented by the Sumerians in 3,200 BC, to decipher inscriptions from the Dilmun civilisation
in order to create the replica.
Mohammed Ali Al-Khuzaai, who is also the member of the Board of Trustees of the Isa Cultural Centre, has stressed that Bahrain has been known for openness and tolerance since ancient history, noting that trade and the country's geographical localtion during the Dilmun Civilisation
had contributed to making it a meeting point for ancient civilisations, regardless of their origins, beliefs and belonging, to communicate and interact.
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.C., to shed light on the life of this civilisation, its geographical expansion and its arts and legends.
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
. It displays about 130 selected artefacts including stone stamps, pottery, glassware, ivory, and alabaster kitchen pieces, as well as golden pieces and stone exhibits that testify to the richness of the region's trade activity during that era.
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.
In the past volunteers have found artefacts such as pottery and other metals at Bahrain Fort, which was once the capital of the 4000-year-old Dilmun civilisation
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
. They were also informed about the events to be hosted by the Bahrain National Museum as part of the [beaucoup moins que] Muharraq Capital of Islamic Culture 2018 [beaucoup plus grand que], including the [beaucoup moins que] Art in the Islamic Civilisation [beaucoup plus grand que], the Arabic calligraphy exhibition, [beaucoup moins que] Between Muharraq and Seville: A Bolza - Bussad Dialogue [beaucoup plus grand que] The two-day programme also featured musical shows, including Bahraini folklore songs and Andalusian Muwashshah (stanzas).
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.
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.