Bahrain to renovate 24 heritage homes

The houses are of cultural interest

Bahrain to renovate 24 heritage homes

Renovation works on 24 heritage homes in Muharraq has begun.

The traditional features of the houses, which are of cultural interest to the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA), will be preserved during the project which is set to cost BHD45,000, according to reports.

It is part of works to “restore traditional neighbourhoods to their former glory”.

The news comes after it was revealed that the Manama Souq mosque minaret is set to be restored.

The government wants to restore the minaret at the Al-Mehza'a Grand Mosque in a way that “enhances its uniqueness in harmony with the old souq and the urban fabric of the historic Manama”.

BACA has asked people to send in pictures, video clips, original illustrations or documents of the mosque to ensure it is restored properly.

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