J.B. Russell

Al Qosh, Iraq

The 7th century Rabban Hermizd monastery carved into the mountainside overlooking the Nineveh Plain. Christianity came to the area in the first century AD and Iraq's Christians are considered one of the longest continuous Christian communities in the world. In 2003 there were an estimated 1.5 million Christians in Iraq. By 2014 Iraqi Christians are thought to number approximately 400,000. Violence, persecution and sectarian strife have forced more than two thirds of the Christian population to flee the country.

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J.B. Russell
City
Al Qosh
Country
Iraq
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42.33 x 28.25 cm (300 dpi)
16.67 x 11.12 inch (300 dpi)
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