Lalish, 1909. Gertrude Bell Archive, Newcastle University

Lalish, 1909. Gertrude Bell Archive, Newcastle University

Sheikh Adi, inner court, Shrine of Sheikh Adi, founder of the Yezidi faith. Black snake carved and painted by door, carvings on wall, May 1909, Gertrude Bell Archive, Newcastle University

Sheikh Adi, inner court, Shrine of Sheikh Adi, founder of the Yezidi faith. Black snake carved and painted by door, carvings on wall, May 1909, Gertrude Bell Archive, Newcastle University

Yazidi Temple back in the day. Kurdistan

Yazidi Temple back in the day. Kurdistan

A Yazidi girl enters the temple in Lalish, Iraq, the Yazidi holy sanctuary. Tens of thousands of the Iraqi minority sect have been displaced after being attacked by the Islamic State militant group. They are spilling across northern Iraq - sleeping in fields, cars and abandoned buildings - but at least they are safe. Image by Sebastian Meyer. Iraq, 2014.

A Yazidi girl enters the temple in Lalish, Iraq, the Yazidi holy sanctuary. Tens of thousands of the Iraqi minority sect have been displaced after being attacked by the Islamic State militant group. They are spilling across northern Iraq - sleeping in fields, cars and abandoned buildings - but at least they are safe. Image by Sebastian Meyer. Iraq, 2014.

Eric Lafforgue, Yazidi Woman Standing In Front Of Olive Oil Jars, Temple City Of Lalesh, Kurdistan, Iraq

Eric Lafforgue, Yazidi Woman Standing In Front Of Olive Oil Jars, Temple City Of Lalesh, Kurdistan, Iraq

The Yezidi holy temple in Lalish

The Yezidi holy temple in Lalish


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Sheikh Adi, View of village and shrine with two fluted spires of Sheikh Adi, founder of the Yezidi faith, May 1909, Gertrude Bell Archive, Newcastle University

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