fertile crescent [was: Looters Sack Baghdad Antiquities Museum]

johnhall johnhall at isomedia.com
Sat Apr 12 12:15:32 PDT 2003

> From: fork-bounces at xent.com [mailto:fork-bounces at xent.com] On Behalf
> Joseph S Barrera III

> The rich Mesopotamian marshlands known for centuries as the Fertile
> Crescent have almost completely disappeared, with only 10 percent of
> the important ecosystem still remaining, according to a study based on
> satellite images of the region.

The damage was intentional.  The Marsh Arabs opposed Saddam.

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