Sites & cities that bear the name of Diraz Temple

Diraz Temple

First trace of activity : ca. 30th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 20th century B.C.E
Recorded names : Duraz Temple, Maabet al Diraz, Daraz Temple, معبد الدراز‎

Description : The Diraz Temple (also referred to as Duraz Temple, Maabet al Diraz, Daraz Temple, Arabic: معبد الدراز‎) is located on the side of Budaiya Highway, in the village of Diraz in Bahrain. No concrete evidence has been found to determine which god(s) the temple was dedicated for. The architectural characteristics are unique not only in Bahrain (see Barbar Temple for comparison), but also when compared to Mesopotamian or Indus Valley temple sites from a similar era.

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