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Mandaean Riverbank Rites

October 26, 2021
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Mandaean Riverbank Rites
Mandaean Riverbank Rites
Mandaean Riverbank Rites
Mandaean Riverbank Rites
Mandaean Riverbank Rites
Mandaean Riverbank Rites
Mandaean Riverbank Rites
Mandaean Riverbank Rites
Mandaean Riverbank Rites

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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