Join this webinar for a first-hand account of a remarkable award-winning project to create a pearl trail on the island of Muharraq in Bahrain. Muharraq was the centre of the world pearl trade until the commercial production of cultured pearls in the late 1920s led to its rapid economic decline. Its buildings reflect the social and economic life that gave this small island global significance as a trade centre for high quality Arabian pearls.
Robert Carter, Professor of Arabian and Middle Eastern Archaeology at University College London, takes us through 7,000 years of the pearl trade in the Gulf and India, and how it shaped the global economy across time. Robert Carter is Professor of Arabian and Middle Eastern Archaeology, and Graduate Tutor [...]