Dear Alphy, Regarding ‘hill’ in Bahrain, I have the …
Comment posted Lifestyle of Kerala Syrian Christians by George Mathew.
Regarding ‘hill’ in Bahrain, I have the following comment,
As you know, Qatar is very near Bahrani and in many respects both are similar to each other. Particularly both being highly encompassed by sea, Bahrain is an island while Qatar is almost an island. Further both the countries are very low lying. and has a distance of less than 80kms from each other.
While you drive from Doha to the west coast of Qatar towards the petro plants on the coast, you will certainly notice ‘hills’. It come as a suprise to many as ‘Qatar’ is considered very low lying. But on closer examination, you noitce that they are not hills as commenly understood, but are hills created by sea water receding down. Tiny islands of about 10000sq feet or more began to be slowly exposed as the seawater receded. These ‘hills’ may be from 50 to 75meteres tall and they stand out against a background of total flatness. It is interesting that there are sea creature fossils all around that are hundreds to thousands of years old.
So, the hills in the story you have heard may have been a reality. Bahrain may have also had such hills since it is so georgraphically close to Qatar. Just may!
By the way, have you heard the storty that once there were lush tropical lands in Bahrain and that even today there is a strong underground river flowing from the mountains of Turkey. Perhaps storeis cooked up but anyway interesting. i have also heard that at one time Bahrain was an important trading port for the Christians.
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