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The island of Failaka

On his way back west from India, Alexander the Greats Admiral Nearchos reached the island of Failaka, about 20 kilometres from what is now Kuwait City, and founded a town there called Icaros. Twenty-five centuries later, that Hellenistic city is slowly coming to light again on the 24-square-kilometer island that was depopulated during the Gulf War of 1991.

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