Category: Iraq

Tourism in Iraq: 5 must-see sites to visit; Kawa News

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In the eyes of the world, Iraq is often referred to through the wars that shake its territory. As a result, tourism in Iraq is struggling to develop. However, this country in the north of the Arabian Peninsula is a real historical jewel. Between places of worship and archaeological sites, Iraq reveals all the magic of the East. Although it is still unstable, the country could become a beautiful tourist destination… Here are 5 must-see sites to visit.

Source: Tourism in Iraq: 5 must-see sites to visit – KAWA

Top 10 Oldest Inhabited Cities of the World: Complete List and Details; Tulika Tandon; Jagran Josh

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Take a look at the list of top 10 oldest cities of the world which are still inhabited by the human population. Jericho on the West Bank dating back 11000 years to Varanasi from India being 5000 years old, find out all about these cities below.

Source: Top 10 Oldest Inhabited Cities of the World: Complete List and Details

KRG allocates nearly 10 billion IQD to revitalize heritage sites; Halgurd Sherwani; Kurdistan 24

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Source: KRG allocates nearly 10 billion IQD to revitalize heritage sites

Ancient Mesopotamian marshes threatened by Iraqi sewage, pollutants; Haydar Indhar; Phys.org

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In southern Iraq, putrid water gushes out of waste pipes into marshes reputed to be home to the biblical Garden of Eden, threatening an already fragile world heritage site.

Source: Ancient Mesopotamian marshes threatened by Iraqi sewage, pollutants

Pope to visit ancient city of Ur, ‘the cradle of civilization’; Azhar Al-Rubaie; Al Jazeera

Pope Francis expected to visit the ancient southern Iraqi city of Ur on Saturday.

Source: Pope to visit ancient city of Ur, ‘the cradle of civilization’

‘It Was Like Magic’: Iraqis Visit Babylon And Other Heritage Sites For 1st Time; Alice Fordham; KLCC

On a mild winter weekend, the sun pours down on the yellow archways of the reconstructed palace of King Nebuchadnezzar II at the site of the ancient city of Babylon.

Source: ‘It Was Like Magic’: Iraqis Visit Babylon And Other Heritage Sites For 1st Time

Rebuilding Iraq starting from water. The story of Salman Khairalla; Water Grabbing Observatory; LifeGate

Salman Khairalla is an Iraqi activist who’s been fighting to protect his country’s marshes, a key water resource, since 2007.

Source: Rebuilding Iraq starting from water. The story of Salman Khairalla – LifeGate

Architect Digitally Reconstructs 6 World Heritage Sites To Their Original Glory; Hidreley; Bored Panda

There are hundreds of old buildings around the world that have become historical heritage over time. They are a huge part of humanity’s history, showing us what our ancestors built thousands of years ago.

Source: Architect Digitally Reconstructs 6 World Heritage Sites To Their Original Glory

Past meets present amidst the Ruins of Babylon; KAWA

The ancient city of Babylon, home of the city’s famous Hanging Gardens, one of the world’s seven Ancient Wonders, has received even more attention as of late. The ruins of the site, which date back to over 2,600 years ago, were registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list in July 2019, and have become a regular pilgrimage for students and other visitors keen on exploring the ancient site and push the limits of what is considered by some to be forbidden territory.

Source: Past meets present amidst the Ruins of Babylon – KAWA

Restorers making headway in rehabilitation of Erbil Citadel; Hadani Ditmars; Art Newspaper

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Director Amjad Assad Keeps Forgotten Melodies Alive at Erbil’s Citadel; Al Bawaba

At the Kurdish Music Archive in Erbil’s citadel – the UNESCO World Heritage site that recently received five million Euros from the European Union for the…

Source: Director Amjad Assad Keeps Forgotten Melodies Alive at Erbil’s Citadel | Al Bawaba

Ancient Babylon designated a Unesco World Heritage site; SCMP

Unesco’s World Heritage Committee voted to list the sprawling Mesopotamian metropolis of Babylon as a World Heritage Site after three decades of lobbying efforts by Iraq.

Source: Ancient Babylon designated a Unesco World Heritage site

Babylon is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, so why has it only just got a Unesco listing?; Alasdair Soussi; The National

The ancient city’s recognition feels long overdue – after all, it was first mentioned circa 2300 BC and ruled over by the legendary King Nebuchadnezzar II…

Source: Babylon is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, so why has it only just got a Unesco listing?

Kissing in Babylon: The ancient site giving young Iraqis their freedom; Tom Westcott; Middle East Eye

The historic attraction, next to Saddam Hussein’s palace, is now a Unesco World Heritage site – can it increase its tourism numbers beyond Iraq?

Source: Kissing in Babylon: The ancient site giving young Iraqis their freedom

Unesco World Heritage Site status will help restore Babylon; Telegraph India

The cradle of civilization and home of the famous Hanging Gardens, Babylon was reduced to ruins by the US invasion…

Source: Unesco World Heritage Site status will help restore Babylon

Babylon becomes World Heritage Site; BBC

The 4,000-year-old ancient city in Iraq has been named a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Source: Babylon becomes World Heritage Site

Iraqis turn to budding ecotourism to save marshes; AFP

Thirty years after Saddam Hussein starved them of water, Iraq’s southern marshes are blossoming once more thanks to a wave of ecotourists picnicking and paddling down their replenished river bends.

Source: Iraqis turn to budding ecotourism to save marshes

Unexpected rainfall revives Iraq’s historic marshlands; Raya Jalabi; Reuters

This time last year, most of Iraq’s historic marshlands were dry, desiccated by upstream damming and a chronic lack of rainfall.

Source: Unexpected rainfall revives Iraq’s historic marshlands

7 fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Matt Davis; Big Think

Here are 7 often-overlooked World Heritage Sites, each with its own history.

Source: 7 fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Iraq’s ancient city of Ur: source of law, site of wonder; Marta Bellingreri; Al Monitor

Tourists are slowly beginning to return to the ancient Sumerian city of Ur, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, raising hopes among some locals.

Source: Iraq’s ancient city of Ur: source of law, site of wonder

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