Iraq's last Sabeans take sad New Year dip in Tigris

"BAGHDAD — Sheikh Alaa Aziz was saddened by the sight of only a handful of fellow Iraqi Sabeans in simple white cloths dipping in the muddy waters of the Tigris in an ancient purification rite for their New Year. [...]

Also known as Mandaeans, the Sabeans traditionally speak a variety of Aramaic, the language of Christ."

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