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Murwab

Murwab

Murwab is the only sizable medieval Islamic settlement in Qatar not located on the coast; it was a large settlement of some 220 house units, constructed in groups, a palatial residence, workshops and two mosques. Excavations have revealed also a group of tombs...

Ruwayda

Ruwayda

One of the largest archaeological sites in Qatar Ruwayda stretches for more than 2.5km along the beach of a shallow bay. Very little is known about the site from historical sources, and the only two historical references both indicate that it had been abandoned by the...

Freiha

Freiha

  Some 5km north of Al Zubarah lies the site of Freiha, a small abandoned town that is situated in a shallow bay. Current excavation and research suggest that the town dates from the early 18th to the mid-19th centuries when it was abandoned. This means that...

Al Zubarah

Al Zubarah

At the very tip of the Qatari peninsula, the now rather desolate area of Al Zubara was the site of successive communities and was once a thriving and prosperous settlement – the focus of the region’s trade. Between 1775 and 1780, an attack by the Persians on Basra,...