Atlas of Bahrain
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|Map of Bahrain|
|Governorates of Bahrain|
|Governorates of Bahrain (in Arabic)|
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Bahrain, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Bahrain.
|The site of the ancient Bronze Age civilization of Dilmun, present-day Bahrain is an important center linking trade routes between Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley as early as 5,000 years ago. The Dilmun civilization declines about 2,000 BC. Shortly after 600 BC Dilmun is formally incorporated into the new Babylonian empire. Bahrain, known as Tylos, is later ruled ruled variously by the Arab tribes of Bani Wa’el and Persian governors. This map shows Bahrain under control of the Parthian Empire (250 BCE-226 CE).|
|Map of Parthia 100 BC|
|The Persian Sassanian Empire (226-650) in 602 to 629, Strokes: Under Sassanid military control.|
|When Bahrain comes under control of the Caliphate in the seventh century, most of its inhabitants are converted to Islam. This map shows the expansion of the Caliphate: I: Muhammad; II: Abu Bakr; III: Omar and IV: Othman|
|Age of the Caliphs|
|Caliphate around 750|
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Maps of divisions
This section holds maps of the administrative divisions.