Middle East

UAE, 1970-71. Photographs by Eve Arnold

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The Floating Basket Homes of Iraq

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Marsh Arab Village

It was Iraq’s ‘Garden of Eden’; unique wetlands in southern Iraq where a people known as the Ma’dan, or ‘Arabs of the marsh’, lived in a Mesopotamian Venice, characterised by beautifully elaborate floating houses made entirely of reeds harvested from the open water.

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