Failaka Island has many interesting archaeological sites, but certainly the most iconic is the Hellenistic Temple, which appears on the 1KD bill. The photos above from this flickr account. According to UNESCO, the Hellenistic Fortress (Tell Sae’ed F5) dates back to the 3rd century BCE. The Hellenistic Fortress is semi square structure with approximately 60 meters long on each side, with a tower in each corner. The fortress’s southern main gate was secured by a large tower, while the eastern smaller gate was secured by two towers. The fortress included two temples; Temple A and Temple B. Temple A, built in an Ionic style structure constructed with fine cuts and imported rocks and was used for worshipping the God Artemis. In this temple, pillars with Persian decorated bases can be found. In the entrance of Temple A, Ikaros’s slab-stone stands with a 44 Latin line scripted on limestone known as the source of guidance for the island’s rules of the law of the land.” Here are photographs of the site from different sources:
From John Hopkins, taken during a 1974 archaeological dig. The set of photos included one of Theresa Howard Carter standing in front of a painting, which I am told is the work of Abdullah Algassar.
From The Danish Archaeology Expedition to Kuwait (1958 – 1963): A Glimpse into the Archive of Moesgard Museum.
From the website Kuwait Philatelic:
From this flickr album: