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Monday, 27 October 2014

Tree of Life, Bahrain | Shajarat-al-Hayat

In the desert of Bahrain, where there is no surface or groundwater sources, quite inexplicably has been 400 years grows lonely acacia tree, called by locals "Hadzharat Al Haya" or Shajarat al-Hayah, which means "tree of life". According to biblical tradition, located in Bahrain paradise gardens of Eden, so many call the tree of life tree of the Garden of Eden. Lonely Acacia has become the main attraction of Bahrain, tourists pulls feel involvement in the secret and touch the symbol of survival and triumph over circumstances.

Sharajat-al-Hayat, 'Tree of Life' (Shara al-Hayat) - 400-year-old mesquite growing in Bahrain, 2 kilometers from the hill Jabal Dakhan (Jabal ad Dukhan, 'Smoke Mountain').
Sharajat-al-Hayat, 'Tree of Life' (Shara al-Hayat) - 400-year-old mesquite growing in Bahrain, 2 kilometers from the hill Jabal Dakhan (Jabal ad Dukhan, 'Smoke Mountain'). Tree height of 32 feet (9.75 meters) is growing at a respectable distance from all his fellows, in the middle of the desert, on top of 25-foot (7.7 meter) of a sandy hill; this hill is located in the desert Sakhir (Sahir), 35 kilometers from the capital of Bahrain, Manama. Like all mesquite trees, Sharajat-al-Hayat pretty good feels dry conditions. Theoretically, this could be attributed to deep into the ground leaving the root system - we know that in some cases the roots went deep into the mesquite almost 50 meters. Alas, in this case the tree, located on a hill, was to grow his times longer roots, in order to reach though any groundwater. Extra long roots also do not explain why there is only one tree survived - and only on the top of a hill. For a while, there were rumors about some miraculous bacteria residing in the local sand and somehow help the Tree of mine water; however, there is no official confirmation of this theory. [First Image credit Wikipedia]

Sharajat-al-Hayat, 'Tree of Life' (Shara al-Hayat) - 400-year-old mesquite growing in Bahrain, 2 kilometers from the hill Jabal Dakhan (Jabal ad Dukhan, 'Smoke Mountain').
Image credit Omar Chatriwala

Largely secret Tree survival in such unfriendly conditions and makes it so impressive tourist attraction - the Ministry of Information of Bahrain claims that admire Shara Al-Hayat arrives annually about 50 thousand people. ' 


Tree of Life, Bahrain | Shajarat-al-Hayat
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Tree of Life, Bahrain | Shajarat-al-Hayat
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Tree of Life, Bahrain | Shajarat-al-Hayat
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Tree of Life, Bahrain | Shajarat-al-Hayat
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Tree of Life, Bahrain | Shajarat-al-Hayat

Tree of Life, Bahrain | Shajarat-al-Hayat
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Tree of Life, Bahrain | Shajarat-al-Hayat
Image credit Chris Price

Tree of Life, Bahrain | Shajarat-al-Hayat
Image credit Omar Chatriwala

Tree of Life, Bahrain | Shajarat-al-Hayat
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Source — Wikipedia

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