Long Hut Of The Marsh Arabs
Painting - Oil On Canvas
This is a painting of a community hut of the Marsh Arab culture located in southern Iraq. This is the only Arab culture in the world that lives on the marsh on floating reed islands. The culture was almost destroyed by Sadam Hussien when he attempted to drain the marsh thinking that the Marsh Arabs were harboring political antagonists bent to take over his government. The United States has invested billions of dollars to rebuild this natural wonder and save this very unique 5000 year old culture.
March 6th, 2010
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