Bahrain's civilization goes back around 5000 years. There aren't many countries with such a long history.
Visiting the museums and castles in Bahrain you will see some of that history. A history that's made by the Persian Empire, Alexander the Great, the arrival and expansion of Islam from the 8th century, the Portugese expansion in early 17th century, Western interference and of course the Bahrain people themselves. You will find out everything about pearl diving, trade, war, arts, housing etc. by artifacts, working models, photos and workshops.
The centre of Muharraq contains some of the oldest residential buildings in the Kingdom.
But there are also many buildings of historic interest in the town's crowded lanes, including the Sheikh Isa bin Ali House, Siyadi House, the wind towers, and the neighbourhood of journalist Abdullah Al Zayed House, as well as the impressive Arad Fort..
Muharraq has character. Each house looks distinct from the other house,