U.S. occupation authorities in Iraq seek to raise funds to study and preserve a little-known Jewish shrine on the banks of the Euphrates River south of Baghdad. Local Arab tribesmen have tended the site — believed to be the tomb of the Biblical prophet Ezekiel — since Iraqi Jews left the area more than 50 years ago. NPR's Kate Seelye reports.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.