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You can’t get around Bahrain without spotting at least one burial mound. They appear like small conical hills, and they usually occur in groups—sometimes, hundreds of them together.

The burial mounds date back to the period of the Dilmuns, who were an ancient Semitic-speaking culture in Arabia during the 3rd millennium BCE. Historical evidence suggest the Dilmun civilization were located in the Persian Gulf, on a trade route between Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley Civilization, and was an important trading center for more than 2,000 years.

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The Dilmun Burial Mounds, Bahrain. Photo: DEEPAK SUDHAKARAN/Shutterstock.com


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