The excavations at Sar have revealed a honeycomb of burial chambers dating from the Dilmun period. They have all long since been plundered, but the systematic removal of the coping stones has at least revealed the inner sanctum of the site. There are plans to turn the site into a major tourist attraction that will include a museum, but for now there is a special privilege in being able to wander unchecked among the cradles of the dead.
Although the site is visible from the main road, there is no access from the Causeway Approach Rd. Instead, follow signs for the village of Sar, heading south from Budaiya Hwy, or from Janabiya Hwy, and then heritage signs to the site. Sar is 10km from Manama. There's no public transport.