Tarut is an island of four square kilometers on the Arabian Gulf near Al-Qatif, It is joined to Al-Qatif by a 4 km natural land bridge, which varies in width from 10 to 20 meters. The historic town of Tarut is situated in the heart of the island. Several archaeological sites have been recorded around the island, some of which date back to 5000-4000 BC, while others have be attributed to the Ilamite, Sassanian, Persian, as well as the Mohenjodaro civilizations on the rivers Sind and Umm An-Nar.

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