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THE GULF WAR: The Battle Front : Archeological Sites

January 23, 1991

A number of sites of archeological significance are located in Iraq, many near strategic installations. Among them: Birthplace of Abraham at Ur, near an Iraqi air base.

The possible Tomb of Jonah, next to a chemical warfare plant.

Basra, near an oil refinery, where some Christian fundamentalists believe the biblical Garden of Eden was located.

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