The burial mounds date to the Dilmun era (3,200 BC-330 BC). The site came under heavy excavation by foreign excavators throughout the 20th century. The discovery of a "new and rare type of burial mound encircled by an outer ring wall" has led archaeologists to believe that specific mounds were made for the social elite, indicating that early Dilmun culture had a class system. The mounds have come into controversy in Bahraini politics; In July 2008, the municipal council chairman of the central governorate called for the demolition of 62 ancient burial mounds to make way for the construction of a nearby junction. In 2009, the construction of a museum dedicated to the history of the mounds and of A'ali was announced.
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