Professor of African and Islamic Archaeology
Maclean, R. and Insoll, T. (2011). An Archaeological Guide to Bahrain. Oxford: Archaeopress.

Maclean, R. and Insoll, T. (2011). An Archaeological Guide to Bahrain. Oxford: Archaeopress.

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This book fills a gap in the literature by providing a guide to the most important archaeological sites on Bahrain. People have lived on the islands of Bahrain for over six thousand years. There are traces of their lives scattered across the landscape or hidden in the sands: burial mounds, villages, palaces, temples and forts. This guidebook introduces the reader to Bahrain’s rich and varied past, and takes them to some of the most important sites in the Kingdom. An example of a brief extract from a review is provided by:

  • Peter Magee writing in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review (2/3/12), “in some ways, their book sits along the Blue Guides…..It is, however, more than that and presents an accessible yet scholarly rigorous overviews of the island of Bahrain from the Bronze Age onwards”.