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Azzam Alwash wins Goldman prize: 'Saddam's marsh drainage project was war by other means'

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Guardian (UK)

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2013-04-15

The vast Mesoptomian marshes in southern Iraq were said to be the site of the original Garden of Eden. On their fringes have risen and fallen 12,000 years of Sumerian, Assyrian, Chaldean, Persian and Arab civilisations. Organised farming is thought to have began here, as did the first cities and writing.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/apr/15/azzam-alwash-goldman-prize