Bahrain #347 (1989)

Bahrain #347 (1989)

In Arabic, al-Bahrayn (البحرين) means “the two seas”, although which two seas were originally intended remains in dispute.  The entire coastal strip of Eastern Arabia stretching from Basra n Iraq to the Strait of Hormuz in Oman was known as “Bahrain” for a millennium until the Middle Ages. Today, Bahrain’s “two seas” are generally taken to be the bay east and west of the island, the … Continue reading Bahrain #347 (1989)