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Images of Bahrain Heritage and Culture

Shaikh Isa bin Ali House

In the maze of narrow streets and alleys on Muharraq Island, at the far end of a rectangular square, stands Bait Sheikh Isa bin Ali. Built around 1800 and one of the oldest houses of Bahrain, it clearly stands out amidst the surrounding modern apartment blocks. From the outside, it appears like a fortress; a sturdy construction with white-washed walls without windows or doors.

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Shaikh isa Bin Ali Al Khalifa House is located in the center of the old capital of Bahrain (Muharraq City). It was built at the end of the 18th century by Shaikh Hassan Bin Abdulla Ahmed Al Fateh during the rule of his father, Shaikh Abdulla Bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa. The house is characterized by its huge walls and small doors designed to protect them from the heat in summer and the severe cold in winter.

This beautiful house offers insight into the royal life in the 19th century. It consists of several rooms arranged around four courtyards and characterized by its wind towers. It is considered one of the most

impressive example of Gulf Islamic architecture on #Bahrain

Isa ibn Ali Al Khalifa,(1848–1932) was the ruler of Bahrain from 1869[1] until his death. His title was Hakim of Bahrain He is one of the longest reigning monarchs of the region, a reign lasting 63 years. He was forced by the British Political Advisor to abdicate in 1923, although this "abdication" was never recognised by Bahrainis who considered his successor Hamad only as a viceruler until Isa's death in 1932

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