Take a tour of Bahrain Fort in Karrana, Bahrain - part of the World's Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.
One of the longest continuous stories in human history can perhaps be traced through the Bahrain fort in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
This archaeological site features a tell, a mound created by continuous, overlapping civilizations.
Continuous occupation of this area is thought to have begun around 2300 BC and continued into the 16th century.
The different inhabitants of the area include the Portuguese, Persians, and ancient Dilmun civilization.
The Portuguese built the fort that gives the area its current name.
Today, approximately 25 percent of the site has been excavated, and due to those findings, it was honored with a UNESCO World Heritage designation.