Sar, Bahrain

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Saar
سار
Residential Area
Dilmun era settlement, located on the outskirts of Saar.
Dilmun era settlement, located on the outskirts of Saar.
Saar is located in Bahrain
Saar
Saar
Location in Bahrain
Coordinates: 26°11′48″N 50°29′08″E / 26.19667°N 50.48556°E / 26.19667; 50.48556Coordinates: 26°11′48″N 50°29′08″E / 26.19667°N 50.48556°E / 26.19667; 50.48556
Country Bahrain
Governorate Northern Governorate

Sar or Saar (Arabic: سار‎‎) is a residential area in Bahrain, to the west of the capital, Manama.

Education[edit]

  1. St. Christopher's School
  2. University College of Bahrain
  3. Al Mahd Day Boarding School
  4. The Budaiya Pre-School
  5. Saar Nursery

Restaurants and Lounges[edit]

Cappuccino Cafe - A pleasing taste from multiple cuisines in a surreal environment.

Al Muntazah - A plaza consisting of a variety of restaurants including; bon-fire (Mediterranean), Villa Mama's (Italian) and La Avenue (Italian)

Nakheel Centre - It is a blissful and harmonious centre in a residential area across St. Christopher's School. Filled with Cafes and restaurants where residents take a break and relax.

Saar Mall - A small corner in Saar stocked with coffee shops and restaurants.

Country Clubs[edit]

Dilmun Club: A social hub to residents. It hosts events that members can indulge with the experiences provided. "The Club provides a safe, relaxed and friendly atmosphere for a wide range of social, sporting and recreational activities."[1]

Bahrain Rugby Football Club: It is a premium club for teenagers, after endorsing time in education kids can blow off steam by playing rugby, football or swimming.

Saar Cultural and Sports Club: A government supplement to Saar's youth that supports youth to thrive.

Agriculture[edit]

The northern governorate of the Kingdom is blessed with fertile land which contributes to Saar's lush green environment. Agriculture had a main economic factor in Baharin's growth, for more information click here.

The University College of Bahrain has a campus in Saar.[2]

History[edit]

Saar is the site of a temple, known as "Saar Temple", built during the Dilmun era of Bahrain's history. The temple was believed to have played an important role in marking the summer solstice.[3]

Agriculture[edit]

The northern governorate of the Kingdom is blessed with fertile land which contributes to Saar's lush green environment. Agriculture had a main economic factor in Baharin's growth, for more information click here.

Archaeology[edit]

Saar was discovered on a survey in 1977, and excavated in 1977-1979 under the direction of M. Ibrahim. Some unpublished work by a joint Bahraini-Jordanian expedition at Sarr in the 1980s. The London-Bahrain Archaeological Expedition was conducted at Saar between 1990 and 1999, led by Robert Killick, Jane Moon and Harriet Crawford.[4]

Artifacts from Saar[edit]

Artifacts found within the households include copper fishhooks, bitumen nodules, and numerous shells from shellfish, including pearl oyster. The copper was produced in Bahrain; the bitumen imported from Mesopotamian quarry sites. Tiny seed pearls were found in the excavations, although they were probably too small to e used as ornaments. Nearly 100 seals, used to seal packages, bales and jars, have been found at the Saar settlement, and 48 seals from the associated burial ground: this is very unusual for a small town and unmatched on Bahrain. Four or five seals were found in a single house. All of the seals are of the early Dilmun style."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Home | Dilmun Club". www.dilmun-club.com. Retrieved 2016-02-19. 
  2. ^ University College of Bahrain - Welcome page
  3. ^ Saar Temple, Bahrain - Ancient America Foundation
  4. ^ Robert Killick & Jane Moon (ed.). The Early Dilmun settlement at Saar (London-Bahrain Archaeological Expedition Saar Excavation Report 3). xii+367 pages, 536 colour illustrations, tables. 2005. Ludlow: Archaeology International; 0-9539561-1-3 hardback
  5. ^ "Saar (Bahrain)". About.com Education. Retrieved 2016-02-19.