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The Barbar Temples

ImageThese Temples date back to the 2 nd and 3 rd millennia BC. They surround a holy well dedicated to Enki, the god of spring water. Digging has revealed that the temple remains today were built on two older temples and there is evidence of Sumerian influence. The buildings were made of stone and though now they are little more than a few rocks, they depict a gripping, if grisly, image of the temples in their zenith. Clearly unmistakable are stone blocks where horses were tied while awaiting ritual sacrifice and holes in the earth for the blood to flow away.


Timings: Open all day
Admission: Free
Address: Village of Barbar, off Budaiya Highway

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