City of B'hala.

City of B'hala was a Bajoran icon painting depicting B'hala around twenty thousand years ago. The painting was the only evidence that the city actually existed on Bajor.

The painting was seized by the Cardassians during the Occupation. Immediately following the Cardassian withdrawal, the Bajorans pressed the Cardassians to return it to Bajor, successfully doing so in 2373. Prior to the painting taking up a permanent home at the State Museum in Ilvia, Benjamin Sisko had City of B'hala brought to Deep Space 9, where he scanned it into the computer of the station. Sisko discovered that the illustration of the bantaca spire in the painting included the location markings on the unseen side of the spire in a reflection on a waterfall, allowing Sisko to pinpoint the location of the city. (DS9 episode: "Rapture")

Sisko had a reproduction of City of B'hala on parchment in his home in Kendra Province. (DS9 - Mission Gamma novel: Twilight, ST - Typhon Pact novel: Rough Beasts of Empire)

Derwell Kant had a framed print of City of B'hala in his home. Jasmine Tey noted it was likely there as Derwell was a member of the Ohalavaru and the Ohalu Prophecies had been found in B'hala. (DS9 novel: Original Sin)


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