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A’ali

A’ali is a major town in northern Bahrain.

History of A’ali

Dilmun era:

The burial mounds date to the Dilmun era (3200 BC-330 BC). In February 1889 some of the mounds were investigated by the British explorer J. Theodore Bent and his wife Mabel. The site was then excavated by many foreign archaeological teams throughout the 20th century. An important group of artifacts was excavated by the British archaeologist Ernest Mackay and can now be found in the British Museum, London. It includes an unusual statuette of a nude woman with a curvaceous body dating from between 2000 and 1500 BC. The discovery of a “new and rare type of burial mound encircled by an outer ring wall” has led archaeologists to believe that specific mounds were made for the social elite, indicating that early Dilmun culture had a class system.

20th century:

According to J. G. Lorimer’s 1908 Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, A’ali was a considerable village situated 6 miles southwest of the Manama fort. The town consisted of 200 houses populated by the Baharna, who were primarily pottery-makers and date palm cultivators. There were an estimated 8,250 date palms in the village and livestock included 35 donkeys & 10 cattle. Lorimer also mentions that the village was the site of the largest tumuli on the island.

History of A'ali Mosque In Bahrain

A’ali Mosque is one of the oldest and most important mosques in Bahrain. It is located in the village of A’ali in the central part of the country. The mosque is believed to have been built in the 15th century and is believed to be the first major mosque built in Bahrain. The mosque is known for its beautiful frescoes, intricate tilework, and intricate woodwork. It is also one of the most popular religious sites in Bahrain and is visited by pilgrims from around the world. The mosque is a great example of Islamic architecture and is an important symbol of Bahrain’s Islamic heritage. It is one of the most famous mosque in Bahrain which you must visit.

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