Bahrain Fieldwork 2021

Another successful field season was completed on Muharraq Island in November 2021. Excavation of the settlement area in Muharraq Town that yielded East African ceramics, and first investigated in 2018, and again in 2019, was completed. This uncovered a range of features associated with industrial activities such as glass making, as well as kitchen facilities – ovens, and a large almost complete storage vessel – and another pot filled with coins wrapped in textiles. Further excavation of the Christian building complex at Samahij, possibly the Bishop’s palace or episcopal seat of Meshmahig, and seemingly abandoned in the 8th century, following Islamisation, was also completed.  

– Tim 

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