J.B. Russell

Al Qosh, Iraq

The cemetery in the Assyrian town of Al-Qosh overlooking the Nineveh Plain. The town was established more than 2500 years ago and was one of the first to adopt Christianity in the first century AD. 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.

Object Name
Copyright
J.B. Russell
City
Al Qosh
Country
Iraq
Restrictions
Not available in France
Max size
High Resolution
5000 x 3337 pixels
42.33 x 28.25 cm (300 dpi)
16.67 x 11.12 inch (300 dpi)
2.7 MB size on disk
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