Category: Iraq

Middle East’s ancient monuments are the most endangered on Earth; Cathrin Schaer; Deutsche Welle

Photo: Sabah Arar

Thanks to climate change, the Middle East is getting hotter faster than any other part of the world. This means the region’s pyramids, castles, churches and other heritage sites are more at risk than any others.

Source: Middle East’s ancient monuments are the most endangered on Earth

UNESCO world heritage site Hatra receives boost as tourists return; AfricaNews

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Hatra was an important religious and trading centre under the Parthian empire. Recently it suffered from a brief but brutal jihadist rule. Now a private museum is trying to lure back visitors.

Source: UNESCO world heritage site Hatra receives boost as tourists return

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

Photo: Jagran Josh

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

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