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The city of Pearl
Manama, the modern capital of the gulf island nation of Bahrain, has been at the center of major trade routes since antiquity. Its acclaimed Bahrain National Museum showcases artifacts from the ancient Dilmun civilization that flourished in the region for millennia. The city's thriving Bab el-Bahrain Souq offers wares from colorful handwoven fabrics and spices to pearls.