Saturday, October 12, 2013

BAHRAIN ~Modern Mosque ~

...Bahrain card nr 3 (with beautiful relief border)...the elegant Bahrain Mosques are among the precious beauties of this country...a simple plain facade except for the lone turret whit it's detailed wooden balcony...Thanks again Edwin!!

With stamps showing
Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of Bahrain
and nice butterfly stamp.
This beautiful modern mosque marks the place where a very ancient "ayn" - or fresh water spring- emerges from the desert

 Bahrain was called the land of the living by the first civilization on earth. It is a place of culture, tradition, and a history that goes back to the mists of time. It was part of Dilmun, an ancient independent kingdom that flourished circa 2,000 BC, but now it’s Bahrain.

 The word “bahrain” is Arabic for two waters, and the waters surrounding the islands are unique. Fresh water bubbles up from underground springs straight into the sea, and this phenomenon fed ancient legends about a magical island that gave Bahrain its name, its sea-based culture, and tradition.

 Bahrain is known as the island of 1 million palm trees and was the first Arab country to discover oil in 1932.

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