‘Muharraq Talks’ to focus on ways to preserve iconic city’s heritage features

Local, regional and international urban planners, architects and sociologists will gather in Muharraq, within the “Muharraq Talks”, to discuss ways to preserve the urban components of the iconic city and ensure the continuation of urban renewal in it, in a way that maintains the features of its historical identity as the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The conversations will be held on Saturday between 4:30 and 5:30 pm at the Pearling Path Car Parking, and then between 6:00 and 7:00 pm at the Ammarat Yousif Fakhro 2 (Yousif Fakhro Building) in Muharraq.

The event is part of the efforts of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) to develop the urban environment in the historic city of Muharraq.

The city includes a cultural infrastructure and urban components of high exceptional value, and the “Pearling Path, Testimony of an Island Economy” site that Muharraq embraces is one of the most important historical evidence related to the heritage of the pearling economy in Bahrain.

As of 2012, “Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy” has become the second World Heritage Site of the Kingdom of Bahrain as the testimony of its millennia-old pearl-collecting tradition and the globally significant single-product island economy and social system it produced.

The site consists of a series of heritage buildings that give Muharraq features of the authentic Bahraini cultural identity, as well as the ancient culture and human knowledge derived from the civilisations that inhabited its lands thousands of years ago.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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