Bronze Age Sites

If you’re looking to explore Bronze Age sites and want to find the best places to view Bronze Age history then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

There’s a strong selection of Bronze Age sites and you can plan some interesting places to visit on your trips. Once you’ve explored the list of Bronze Age sites and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring Bronze Age sites and Bronze Age cities.

Our database of Bronze Age historic sites is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other Bronze Age sites, remains or ruins, you can always add them to Trip Historic now by visiting our upload page.

Bronze Age: Site Index

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Acre

One of a number of Bronze Age sites continually inhabited up to the present day, Acre is a UNESCO listed city in Israel, later fortified by the Crusaders and the Ottomans.

Acre or “Akko” is an ancient city in Israel which has been almost continuously inhabited since at least 3000 BC, during the Early Bronze Age. Today, the Old City of Acre is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with a myriad of ruins representing the many civilisations that ruled the area... Read More

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Akrotiri

Akrotiri is a beautifully preserved ancient site in Santorini, famed for its incredible frescos and its connection with the Minoans. One of the most interesting Bronze Age sites.

Akrotiri is a beautifully preserved ancient site in Santorini, famed for its incredible frescos and its connection with the Minoans. In fact, Akrotiri was inhabited as early as the 4th millennium BC - some say earlier - during the late Neolithic period. It would then thrive and grow into a... Read More

Al-Khor Island

Dilmun way-station for Bronze Age Trade in the Arabian Gulf.

Al-Khor Island is thought to have been a Bronze Age way station in the Arabian Gulf used by ancient traders around the late 3rd / early 2nd millennium BC. Seafarers and traders of the day would weigh anchor in this protected port as an overnight safe harbour, or perhaps to repair... Read More

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Babylon

Babylon is one of the most famous cities of the ancient world and today can be found near the town of Al-Hillah in modern-day Iraq.

The ancient metropolis of Babylon is one of the most famous cities of the ancient world and today can be found near the town of Al-Hillah in modern-day Iraq. Founded almost five thousand years ago, the city on the Euphrates has seen empires rise and fall and has been the centre... Read More

Carnfree

Carnfree is an extention of the Rathcroghan Archaeological Complex and the Inaugration place of the Kings of Connacht, in Ireland

The Carnfree complex lies 6km south-south-east of Rathcroghan and comprises of sixteen monuments. Access to the area is Limited as the sites are on private land and accessed by small country roads (very small), but visits to the area can be arranged by special appoint with staff at the Rathcroghan Centre... Read More

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Heraklion Archaeological Museum

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum explores the ancient history of Crete including the islands Bronze Age sites and history.

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is a museum dedicated to Crete’s ancient past, spanning the time from the Neolithic period to the Roman period, being a period of around 5,500 years. The highlight of the Heraklion Archaeological Museum is possibly its extensive Minoan collection, being one of the most comprehensive in the... Read More

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Hili Archaeological Park

Bronze age settlement, grand tomb, and falaj.

The Hili Archaeological Park and Gardens is a Bronze Age site located just north of Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates. It was in use in the 3rd millennium BC and ruins include settlements, tombs, and a later Iron Age falaj (irrigation channel) which made use of water from nearby... Read More

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Jabel Hafit Tombs

5000 year old beehive tombs

The Jabel Hafit Tombs (also spelt Jebel Hafeet Tombs) are 5,000 year old domal-beehive tombs composed of stacked natural and edged stones. The site is located near the Omani border on the east side of Al Ain in the UAE. Two oases the Al Ain and Buraimi provided water for agriculture... Read More

Nea Pafos

Nea Pafos is an archaeological site near Paphos Harbour which was inhabited from the Bronze Age and served as the capital of Cyprus from the fourth century BC.

Nea Pafos is an archaeological site near Paphos Harbour in Cyprus housing the remains of what was once the capital of the island. Founded in the fourth century BC by Nikokles, the last king of nearby Palaipafos, Nea Pafos then went from strength to strength, particularly under the Ptolemaic kingdom... Read More

Palaipafos

Palaipafos in Cyprus contains ruins dating back as far as the Late Bronze Age. One of several Bronze Age historical sites on Cyprus.

Palaipafos, also known as Palaepaphos, is an archaeological site near Kouklia village, Paphos, in Cyprus linked to the ancient cult of the “Great Goddess” of fertility. The oldest and most revered site at Palaipafos is the Sanctuary of Aphrodite, built by the Mycenaeans in circa 1200BC, around the time at... Read More

Qatna Archaeological Park

Qatna Archaeological Park houses the ruins of what was the thriving ancient Mesopotamian city of Qatna. One of many Bronze Age cities you can explore today.

Qatna Archaeological Park in Tell Mishrifeh in Syria houses the ruins of what was the thriving ancient Mesopotamian city of Qatna. Known to have first been occupied in the third millennium BC, Qatna’s location on an important commercial and political crossroad connecting it to both the Mitanni empire and the... Read More

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Rathcroghan

Identified as the traditional location of one of Ireland’s Celtic dynasties, Rathcroghan is an archaeological site in the West of Ireland.

The Rathcroghan complex is a four square mile archaeological region located in Co. Roscommon, Ireland. It is noted for being one of the richest archaeological areas in Ireland with over 200 recorded monuments centring on the Celtic Royal Centre of Rathcroghan (Cruachan). The area is located within a complex archaeological... Read More

Su Nuraxi di Barumini

Su Nuraxi di Barumini is a pretty UNESCO-listed prehistoric site in Sardinia and one of the island’s many nuraghe. One of many Bronze Age sites to be found around the Mediterranean.

Su Nuraxi di Barumini is a prime example of one of Sardinia’s many nuraghe structures. Little is known about the nuraghe, except that they are thought to have been built from the Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age (circa 1500-800BC) by the island’s inhabitants as a form of defence,... Read More

Tanum Rock Carvings

The Tanum Rock Carvings are a collection of hundreds of Bronze Age rock carvings found around the modern town of Tanumshede in Sweden.

The UNESCO-listed Tanum Rock Carvings are a collection of Bronze Age carvings found in the area around the modern town of Tanumshede in Sweden. With at least 350 distinct groups of rock art comprising of hundreds of individual carvings, it is one of the most fascinating collections of its type in... Read More

Vitlycke Museum

The Vitlycke Museum explores the history of the Bronze Age culture of the region and is a good starting point for exploring the Tanum Rock Carvings.

The Vitlycke Museum near Tanumshede in Sweden explores the history of the Bronze Age culture of the region and serves as a good starting point for those seeking to explore the Tanum Rock Carvings - a collection of hundreds of Bronze Age rock carvings found in the area. Across the road... Read More