An ancient copper spearhead was uncovered in Dilmun-era burial mounds by excavators at the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (Baca).
The spear – made of copper and bronze – could date back to 2,250 to 2,050BC, revealed the team at Baca’s Antiquities and Museum Department.
“The spearhead was found among the funeral objects of a deceased person,” it said in a statement yesterday. “It has a hollow handle to fix onto a wooden rod.
It is believed that this spear was used in the past for military purposes as well as fishing on land and at sea.”