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Watermelon from Mosel - Iraq 1961

Watermelon from Mosel - Iraq 1961

It was Iraq’s ‘Garden of Eden'; unique wetlands in southern Iraq where a people known as the Ma’dan, or ‘Arabs of the marsh’, lived in a Mesopotamian Venice, characterised by beautifully elaborate floating houses made entirely of reeds harvested from the open water...

It was Iraq’s ‘Garden of Eden'; unique wetlands in southern Iraq where a people known as the Ma’dan, or ‘Arabs of the marsh’, lived in a Mesopotamian Venice, characterised by beautifully elaborate floating houses made entirely of reeds harvested from the open water...

A Kurdish girl, Leiwan, 2, attends a traditional wedding celebration June 15, 2003 in Bakochek, Iraq. Saddam Hussein's regime killed an estimated 180,000 Kurds from 1988-1991 in a genocidal campaign involving both chemical and conventional weapons. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A Kurdish girl, Leiwan, 2, attends a traditional wedding celebration June 15, 2003 in Bakochek, Iraq. Saddam Hussein's regime killed an estimated 180,000 Kurds from 1988-1991 in a genocidal campaign involving both chemical and conventional weapons. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Iraqi reed house neighborhood, built on a marsh."They made columns from the thick, giant rushes and gather 30-40 of them together to make pillars, and interweave them for a skeleton frame. They added reed mats, and even the decoration on the front of the homes is fancy lattice work made of the reeds. There's no glass, no nails, no wood." Even the islands the houses rest on are made of compacted mud and rushes.

Iraqi reed house neighborhood, built on a marsh."They made columns from the thick, giant rushes and gather 30-40 of them together to make pillars, and interweave them for a skeleton frame. They added reed mats, and even the decoration on the front of the homes is fancy lattice work made of the reeds. There's no glass, no nails, no wood." Even the islands the houses rest on are made of compacted mud and rushes.

Bamiyan, 53 meters tall, there was an ancient stairwell built into it and you could literally stand on the top of his head and look down the beautiful valley....

Bamiyan, 53 meters tall, there was an ancient stairwell built into it and you could literally stand on the top of his head and look down the beautiful valley....

Bookseller on Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad.Mutanabbi is the historic center of Baghdad bookselling, a street filled with bookstores and outdoor book stalls.

Bookseller on Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad.Mutanabbi is the historic center of Baghdad bookselling, a street filled with bookstores and outdoor book stalls.

Iraq, 1984 |

The 18 Most Dazzling Photos From National Geographic's History

Iraq, 1984 |

Babylon (Iraq)  90 kilometres south of modern Bagdhad lies the ruins of ancient Babylon, the original name of which, "bab-ili", may be translated as "the Gate of the Gods". For the world at large, Babylon ranks as one of the most famous cities of antiquity, reknowned alike for its refinement, beauty and magnificence. In classical times, the city walls of Babylon were spoken of with admiration and astonishment, while her "Hanging Gardens" were accounted one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

12 of the World's Most Fascinating Ruins - Amazing, ruins, ancient

Babylon (Iraq) 90 kilometres south of modern Bagdhad lies the ruins of ancient Babylon, the original name of which, "bab-ili", may be translated as "the Gate of the Gods". For the world at large, Babylon ranks as one of the most famous cities of antiquity, reknowned alike for its refinement, beauty and magnificence. In classical times, the city walls of Babylon were spoken of with admiration and astonishment, while her "Hanging Gardens" were accounted one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Great Mosque of Samarra, Iraq

Great Mosque of Samarra, Iraq

Sweet Shop, Karbala, Iraq |

Sweet Shop, Karbala, Iraq |


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