Adam's tree before it died, Al Qurna, Iraq

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bastian birk on October 23, 2007

The sign says: "IN THIS HOLY SPOT WHERE TIGRIS MEET EUPHRATES THIS HOLY TREE OF OUR FATHER ADAM GREW SYMBOLISING THE GARDEN OF EDEN ON EARTH ABRAHAM PRAYED HERE 2000 YEARS BC"

g.janour on January 3, 2009

I have been there and taken pictures of Adam tree in spring 1971. The place looked different. Iraqies were friendly, hospitable and one felt to be in an ancient cradle of civilization. What is left of it now?

bastian birk on January 20, 2009

Hello g.janour, I'm afraid the tree died some years ago, as you can see here. A pity! Thanks for your visit and comment. Greetings from Germany.

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briantravelman on November 13, 2010

is this the tree adam ate off?

sallscf on January 13, 2012

I was there in 1956 and 1957 working on the new road from Basra to Amarah.

bastian birk on April 22, 2012

Thank you sallscf for your visit and comment. I guess we're both old hands having seen this tree still alive! Greetings from Germany, Bastian

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