Architecture of Bahrain
There are few early buildings of great significance in Bahrain.
As a fairly deserted island few people lived here therefore there were few buildings.
Of those early structures that were built most were wood houses that have since
been destroyed. There were also some coral buildings.
In the 1000s the Suq al Khamis Mosque was built, although most of what is seen today
has been renovated or added more recently. Another early piece of architecture is
the Qal'at (1500s), which was a trading post and fort from as early as the 200s
In the 1800s Bahrain gained more influence, power, and money
and therefore began to build more solid houses. The Muharraq neighborhood of Manama
is home to many of these homes, including the Palace of Sheikh Isa.