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Travels on the Silk Road:

Basrah lies on the Shatt el-Arab, the conjunction of the rivers Nahr al Furat (Euprates) and Nahr Djilah (Tigris). In historical times an important Arab sea trade all over the world started from here. Sind-i-bad the Seafarer, well known from oriental tales, passed through Basrah before reaching the open sea (and "discovering" the giant bird Aepyornis alias "Bird Roq" in Madagaskar ! ). Today Basrah still reels from three terrible wars in 40 years as you will notice yourself in Map:view; I pointed the view to Al Tanoah pontoon bridge, the imbilical cord to Iran. There is a gigantic amount of reconstruction to do. Fortunately that does not keep these youngsters from smiling and cheering !

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Additional Photos by Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 52 N: 655] (1630)
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