Bahrain Fort (Qal'at Al-Bahrain)

While the Portuguese-era Bahrain Fort (Qal'at Al-Bahrain) itself was being restored, active archeological excavation work was going on in the moat all around it, led by a French team. The foundations date back several thousand years.

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The ancient date press was gravity-fed. The weight of the dates forced date honey out, which accumulated in the channels at the lower end.

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