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The island of Failaka
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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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