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Tree of Life

Bahrain: The Garden of Eden?
According to the Epic of Gilgamesh (a Babylonian creation myth) and some interpretations of the Old Testament, the mythical Garden of Eden - of Tree of Life fame - might have actually been in southern Bahrain. Local tour operators cite a sprawling and gnarled mesquite tree without any apparent water source that has continued to bloom since anyone can remember as proof of this legend.
Off the Musakar Highway, between Riffa and Awali, near Jebel Dukhan, Bahrain, Jebel Dukhan, Bahrain