Posts tagged Qurna
The Garden of Eden: A Dull Place? | Religion Dispatches My Q&A with Nathan Schneider on the Garden of Eden….
At the heart of Paradise Lust is a small town in southern Iraq, located at the former junction of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, called Qurna. They have a small park there which contains a tree supposed to be the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Usually Qurna stays out of the spotlight,… More →
This picture was taken 33 years ago this month in the port of Djibouti, where Thor Heyerdahl, famous for crossing the Pacific in a balsa-wood raft in 1947, burned his latest watercraft in protest in 1978. The boat, the Tigris, was made of Mesopotamian marsh reeds woven together in bundles by an international crew of… More →