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Archaeology Island


Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 516 days ago - archaeology.org
A forgotten sliver of land in the far north of the Persian Gulf, Kuwait's Failaka Island is home now mostly to camels. Its only town is a sprawling ruin pockmarked with bullet holes and debris from tank rounds, and the landscape beyond seems empty and



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Comments

Jerry B. (120)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 9:19 pm
Noted wow who would have thought, great article..thanks Marty!
 

Robert O. (12)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 9:40 pm
Thank you Marty.
 

Sherri G. (111)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 10:02 pm
So many things to still be learned. Thanks Marty.
 

China H. (6)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 10:21 pm
Good reading and very interesting article. Thank you Marty!
 

Maureen C. (3)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 10:33 pm
So, we have the global economic recession to thank for stopping the development on this island, and so saving this archeological site? Well, yay! It's a wonderful site, with so much history so close to the ground surface.
 

Glenn Byrnes (194)
Monday March 25, 2013, 12:23 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Monday March 25, 2013, 12:37 am
Very interesting Marty. I am happy that it is not being turned into a modern tourist center!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday March 25, 2013, 1:00 am
Thanks.
 

caroline s. (79)
Monday March 25, 2013, 4:18 am
Thanks, very interesting article.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Monday March 25, 2013, 5:03 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Natalie S. (9)
Monday March 25, 2013, 11:48 am
Very interesting, although it was sad to read that the old parts of Kuwait City have given way to skysrapers. Thanks for sharing this article!
 

Tim C. (1811)
Monday March 25, 2013, 12:03 pm
tks
 

Julie F. (63)
Monday March 25, 2013, 6:51 pm
thanks
 

John B. (215)
Monday March 25, 2013, 7:05 pm
Thanks Marty for posting the link to the article by Andrew Lawer. Failaka island is a rare treasure for the archeological community. Very interesting and informative read. Post noted.
 

Connie O. (42)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 3:47 pm
noted, thanks for a very interesting article. I love to read about history.
 
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