Exhibition shows UAE and Bahrain links

An exhibition looking at ancient trade links around the Arabian Gulf opens on Wednesday at Sharjah Museums.

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ABU DHABI // An exhibition looking at ancient trade links around the Arabian Gulf opens on Wednesday at Sharjah Museums.

Ancient Bahrain: The Power of Trade will run until March 29 next year as part of the emirate's celebrations to mark its hosting of the Capital of Islamic Culture 2014.

The exhibition will feature artefacts from Bahrain National Museum’s permanent collection, focusing on the Dilmun civilisation and dating from Second Millennium BC to the Third Century AD.

“The UAE and Bahrain have a tremendous amount in common as both modern day and ancient hubs of trade and civilisation,” said Manal Ataya, director general of Sharjah Museums.

“This exhibition is symbolic of our long-standing friendship and shared history and will acquaint a curious UAE audience with the prosperous metropolis of Dilmun, which in some ways paved the way for the diverse cultural treasure that Bahrain is today. For that reason the exhibition is essential viewing for people of all ages.”

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