Category Archives: Iraq

French Company to Offer Tours of Ancient Sites in Iraq

(function() {var s = document.createElement(‘SCRIPT’), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName(‘SCRIPT’)[0];s.type = ‘text/javascript’;s.src = ‘http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js’;s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1);})(); A French company this week began offering tours to ancient sites in southern Iraq, home to some of the oldest cities in the cradle of civilization. The … Continue reading

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Assyrian Capital in Danger of Falling Into the Tigris

An Iraqi antiquities official warned this week that the first capital of Assyria, the 4,500 year old city now known as Qalah Sharqat, is in danger of falling into the Tigris River. “This season, the river washed away dozens of … Continue reading

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