National Geographic : 1946 Feb
198 The National Geographic Magazine Ancients Piled Coral Sand to Build Bahrein's Prehistoric Tumuli Thousands of such artificial mounds dot the depression near the air-conditioned oil company quarters at Awali. Some of them are probably 4,000 years old, but who built them is still a mystery (page 200). Who Wouldn't Smile? They're Genuine Pearls At an upstairs shop in Manama, toe dancer Judy Lane says, "That's for me," and the brown-fingered Arab answers with the Arabic equivalent for "Says you!" Former Arab pearl divers now earn steady wages in oil refining; fewer than 300 pearl ships are now based at Bahrein, which once boasted 1,000 (page 209).