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  • Interview with Fashion Designer Dhamyaa Al Saffar

    Dhamyaa Al Saffar is an Iraqi traditional fashion designer who has created her brand a year ago, inspired by people’s passion to learn about Iraqi culture and history. Her initial ‘Our Heritage’ association aimed to revive Iraqi heritage in British cities, especially for foreign people who are not Iraqi themselves.…

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  • The Great Ziggurat of Ur: A Structure of 4,000 Years Ago

    Nasiriyah – (iina) Considered one of the most well-preserved ancient architectural innovations, the Ziggurat of Ur, consists of a pyramid-like structure with long stairs reaching the top of the tower. It is made out of bricks which date back to approximately 2100 B.C.E. The building is located close to Nasiriyah,…

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  • Iraqi Handicrafts Gallery Exhibits Unique Cultural Pieces

    Baghdad – (iina) Shine On Gallery Exhibition is back in Baghdad with new handicrafts made by independent artists and business owners. Most of the arts and crafts represent the Iraqi culture with jewellery, paintings, home decorations, and many more. It is also a great place for tourists to explore the…

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  • Al Karada’s Armenian Catholic Church in Baghdad

    Baghdad – (iina) Our Lady of Narek, an Armenian Catholic church, held a mass for Christmas. However, according to the priests, celebrations are cancelled due to the recent tragic events of the Mosul wedding and Gaza. The Armenian church, which also goes by the name of Our Lady of the…

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  • Christmas Trees of Baghdad Light Up the Streets

    Baghdad – (iina) Baghdad Municipality participates in celebrating the occasion of Christmas and the New Year with the Christian community by setting up Christmas trees and decorations in various areas of the capital. According to the Municipality of Baghdad there is an emphasis on the cancellation of its celebrations for…

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  • Al-Rahba Castle: The Forgotten Citadel

    Najaf – (iina) Al-Rahba Castle is considered one of the neglected historical tourist places in the Al-Najaf Governorate. It is located on the edge of the southern desert in Al-Rahba district, 35 kilometers away from the city of Najaf. The year of its construction is unclear, however, according to research…

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  • Iraq National Museum Exhibits its Ancient Artefacts

    Baghdad – (iina) The Iraq National Museum is an archaeological museum based in Baghdad. It was established in 1926 and since then exhibits ancient Mesopotamian artefacts. Visitors can see the various man-made historical objects representing the Babylonian and Sumerian era from pottery to metal work. Unfortunately, the museum faced theft…

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  • Annual Conference of the Antiquities and Heritage Authority

    https://youtu.be/z-9Q3NyccdI Baghdad – (iina) A conference was held in Baghdad, covering topics of tourism and projects of opening new museums all around Iraq. The Deputy Minister of Culture, Mr. Kasem Taher Al-Sudani, shares more about the event. Date Created: 20th December, 2023 Date Taken: 13th December, 2023 Location: Baghdad Country:…

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  • The Christmas Spirit Fills the Streets of Najaf

    Najaf – (iina) Christmas is around the corner and shop owners begin decorating their stores with Christmas supplies with Christmas trees and Santa Claud dolls. It is a festive season for Iraqis, especially kids as they write their wishes. Najaf welcomes the local community to participate in Christmas themed activities,…

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  • Najaf’s Stone Engraving Practice

    Najaf – (iina) The city of Najaf is well known for its ancient heritage and holy places. The visitors of the holy shrines can bring back with them special Iraqi arts and crafts they can purchase as souvenirs. Amongst those is the art of engraving Arabic calligraphy or religious prayers…

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