From Dilmun to Tylos

This exhibition, set to open in 2022, 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 will be on display at the Musée du Louvre for a renewable period of five years. Objects from the Dilmun and Tylos periods (2300 BC to 400 AD) will 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.