Friday, September 19, 2008

Barbar Temple of Dilmun

Here is one of the Barbar Temple located at Barbar village. This ancient ruin is part of Dilmun civilisation and was found in 1954 by a Danish archaelogical team. The temple is built by limestone blocks and the oldest ones could be dating back to 3,000 BC. It is thought that it was built to worship the god Enki, the god of wisdom and freshwater, and his wife Nankhur Sak (Ninhursag) from Ancient Sumerian Mythology.

If you are interested to know more about Barbar Temple and Bahrain's Dilmun Era, please go here and here.

2 comments:

David said...

So old but still there, The remainings from the past is always interesting to watch!
Nice pic!

Urang Awak said...

Thanks David, I love your DP as well, So rich in colours and many going-ons!