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.
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.
First-person: There is growing evidence the Iraqi government is serious about rebuilding this ancient wonder of the world.
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.
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.
Pope Francis expected to visit the ancient southern Iraqi city of Ur on Saturday.
‘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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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?
The 4,000-year-old ancient city in Iraq has been named a Unesco World Heritage Site.
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.
This time last year, most of Iraq’s historic marshlands were dry, desiccated by upstream damming and a chronic lack of rainfall.