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Archaeology Island


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

Marty
- 1723 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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Jerry B (128)
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 (128)
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 (4)
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 (400)
Monday March 25, 2013, 12:37 am
Very interesting Marty. I am happy that it is not being turned into a modern tourist center!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 25, 2013, 1:00 am
Thanks.
 

Caroline S (78)
Monday March 25, 2013, 4:18 am
Thanks, very interesting article.
 

Kerrie G (118)
Monday March 25, 2013, 5:03 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Natalie S (12)
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 (2420)
Monday March 25, 2013, 12:03 pm
tks
 

Julie F (68)
Monday March 25, 2013, 6:51 pm
thanks
 

John B (185)
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 (44)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 3:47 pm
noted, thanks for a very interesting article. I love to read about history.
 
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