Past Projects

From Dilmun to Tylos

This exhibition is the result of a long-time collaboration between the Musée du Louvre and the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums of Bahrain. Since 1978, the French archaeological mission on the island has received the support and collaboration of the Musée du Louvre.

An exceptional loan of 70 Bahraini artefacts is on display at the Musée du Louvre. Objects from the Dilmun and Tylos periods (2300 BC to 400 AD) reveal the major role played by the region in the development of Ancient Near Eastern civilizations. The public will be much gratified to discover this once thriving crossroads of commerce and culture between Mesopotamia, the Iranian plateau, the Arabian Peninsula and the Indus civilization.