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27 June 2012 Bahrain participation in WHC, St Petersburg
At the meeting of the World Heritage Committee in St Petersburg between 22nd June and 6th July, HE Shaikha Mai, Bahrain Minister of Culture will attend to discuss the nomination of the cultural site of the Pearling trail or Pearling: a testimony to an island economy as the project is known to the UNESCO World Heritage List. This site, a 3.5km walkway through the heart of historic Muharraq takes visitors through the cultural and economic heritage of the island and which revolved around pearling for centuries. A number of historic buildings and houses are undergoing conservation, beginning from the port and old fort and ending with the home and majlis of a grand merchant.  This site is important for Bahrain and the region as it retells the story of the pearling economy and culture which sustained the Arabian Gulf and forms such an important component of its identity.
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