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Photograph taken by Gertrude Bell in Iraq, June 1916


Reed huts in Euphrates flood plain. Arab Mashhuf (pitched native boat) in foreground. View from water. "We went up the Euphrates all morning. It is the most curious sight. The whole country is under water, the villages, which are mainly not sedentary, but nomadic, are built on floating piles of reed mats, anchored to palm trees, and locomotion is entirely by boat."

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
Creation Date
Photograph Album Caption by Gertrude Bell
Majid's Mushhuf
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Photograph album
IIIF Manifest