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Failaka Island, Kuwait
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Failaka Island, Kuwait

 (JPG) Failaka Island, Kuwait (58,548 bytes) ( 1,015 x 667 )
Kuwait’s Failaka Island is located 50 km southeast of the spot where the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers empty into the Persian Gulf. For thousands of years, starting about 2000 BCE, the island has been a strategic prize to control the lucrative trade that passed up and down the Perisan Gulf. Archaeological excavations have revealed a rich past including Bronze Age Mesopotamians, 3rd century BCE Seleucids, 8th century Christians, and 17th century Islamic Arabs. The image covers an area of 10 x 15 km, was acquired September 12, 2012, and is located at 29.4 degrees north latitude, 48.3 degrees east longitude.

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Failaka Island, Kuwait Failaka Island, Kuwait
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Please give credit for these images to:
NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems,
and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

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