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400-year-old palace found in Bahrain

Manama, August 23, 2010

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a 400-year-old palace close to Bahrain Fort, which are believed to be ancient steam rooms and the discovery has been described as "extremely unique".

Experts believe the palace dates from the late 16th century, but mystery surrounds the identity of its former owner.

Extensive excavation has already taken place at the site, but work has now been put on hold until early November, said Culture Ministry Under-Secretary Dr Isa Ameen.

"The 400-year-old palace we have uncovered is extremely unique and is unmatched elsewhere," he added. "From our excavations we have located a huge steam room, two regular ones and one small room.”

"This palace was most likely owned by an upper class Islamic personality, but there is little information in that regard."

A company brought in to build government homes on the land discovered the ruins. – TradeArabia News Service




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