Tuesday, 13 June 2017

The Tree of Life, Bahrain


In the desert of Bahrain, where there’s no groundwater source, quite inexplicably has been 400 years grows lonely acacia tree. It is also called "Hadzharat Al Haya" or Shajarat al-Hayah, which means "tree of life". It is located in Bahrain paradise gardens of Eden, has become the main attraction of Bahrain, tourists pulls feel involvement in the secret and touch the symbol of survival and triumph over circumstances. The tree stands on a hill in the Arabian Desert surrounded by miles of sand. There is not another tree as far as the eye can see; there is actually no life at all in the vast, arid desert. The average temperature in the region is 105 degree Fahrenheit often soaring to 120 degree, and bone stripping sandstorms are common.

The 400-year-old mesquite tree is growing in Bahrain, approximately 2 KM from the hill Jabal Dakhan. The tree height is 32 feet growing at a decent distance from all his fellows, in the middle of the desert, on top of 25-foot of a sandy hill. Hence, like all mesquite trees, Sharajat-al-Hayat pretty good feels dry conditions. No one is sure how the tree survives. However, researchers have speculated that the nearest possible source of water is an underground stream about two miles away and that the tree is somehow drawing water from that stream. Thus, the others say the tree has learned to extract moisture from breezes blowing it from the Persian Gulf or squeeze moisture from grains of sand. Others claim that the tree is standing in what was once the Garden of Eden, and so has a more mystical source of water.

Ideally, this could be attributed to deep into the ground leaving the root system; the roots went deep into the mesquite almost 50 meters. In this case the tree grows his longer roots, in order to reach though any groundwater. Moreover, extra-long roots do not explain why only one tree survived?  However, rumors about some miraculous bacteria residing in the sand somehow help the Tree of mine water; however, there is no official confirmation of this theory. The tree is a local popular tourist attraction, and it is visited by approximately 50,000 tourists every year. It is very prevalent because it is believed to be growing in the middle of nowhere, with no water source and has never been watered once throughout history. Moreover, Bahrain also has little to no rain throughout the year. As a result, it is also believed to be the site for cults practicing ancient rites. Thus, since October 2010, archaeologists have unearthed pottery and other artifacts in the vicinity of the tree, some of which may date back to the Dilmun civilization.