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Mandaean Riverbank Rites

October 26, 2021
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In this arresting photo set for Middle East Images, members of the ancient Sabean Mandean religious sect perform a religious ritual. The Mandaeans are a pre-Christian sect that follows the teachings of John the Baptist. The religion has been practised primarily around the lower Karun, Euphrates and Tigris and the rivers surrounding the Shatt-al-Arab waterway, part of southern Iraq and Khuzestan province in Iran.

Pictures by various photographers for Middle East Images

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