Opening on 1st May, at 6pm, an exhibition of approximately 400 artefacts from the Tylos period (between 2nd century BC and 3rd century AD) will be showcased in the Bahrain National Museum for a month before travelling to the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia. The exhibit examines the minutia of rituals and burial customs of that era in Bahrain's ancient history in an attempt to reconstruct the episodes of the afterlife journey.
Due to the scarcity of settlements from the Tylos period, our understanding of the prevailing socio-cultural setting relies almost exclusively on funerary material. As such, this exhibition of funerary material will provide viewers with an exclusive insight into this culture through the observation of burial customs and rituals from 2nd century BC to 3rd century AD. The Bahrain National Museum is open daily from 8am to 8pm.