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Enchanted passages

Qal'at al-Bahrain, also known as Bahrain Castle, is a UNESCO- certified site located in Manama, the capital of Bahrain.

 

The first fort-like structure in this area dated back to over three thousand years ago, and the current fort - from the sixth century AD - was used until the 18th century as a strategic stronghold by many different rulers, from the Persians to the Portuguese.

 

This stunning archaeological site features some of my favourite archways among those I have seen in the Middle East.

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Taken in August 2015