Iraq Vacation Trips
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The ancient Sumerian cities in Mesopotamia had collapsed largely because of crop failure due to high soil salinity, and during the period from 2100 BC to 1700 BC, it is estimated that the population in this area declined by nearly three fifths.
Iraq's environment has deteriorated over a period of decades. As a result of the construction of a large number of upstream dams in Iran, Syria and Turkey, combined with reduced rainfall over a period of years, has contributed to both to drought and to higher levels of salinity in the Shatt Al-Arab, destroying farms, threatening livestock and causing civilians in southern areas to flee their areas.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. Mary Ritter Beard