Heritage

  • 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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  • 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-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 Al-Abbas Holy Shrine

    Karbala – (iina) The Al-Abbas Shrine is located in Karbala where Muslims visit the shrine mostly during Muharram to pray to Hazrat Abbas, who was the son of Ali ibn Abi Talib. Visitors gather to pray and show respect to their Imam. The shrine went through a few renovations in…

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  • Al-Chibayish Marsh Thrives During Tourist Season

    Nasiriyah – (iina) Al-Chibayish marsh is a natural wetland in Nasiriyah. The wetland comes from the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers, where many animals reside, such as birds and fishes, as well as other living things like papyrus plants. Tourists are now very keen to explore this area of Iraq due…

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  • The Statue of Kahramana Pours Courage on Iraqis

    Baghdad – (iina) The famous Iraqi sculptor and artist, Mohammed Ghani Hikmat, enlightens a road in Baghdad by making a statue of Kahramana. This statue is an important figure in the story of ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’ from the ‘One Thousand and One Nights’ tales. The role of…

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  • The Scheherazade and King Shahryar Statue in Baghdad

    Baghdad – (iina) Standing by shore of the Tigris River, on the Abu Nuwas Street, is the statue of Scheherazade and King Shahryar which represents a historical asset for Iraq. The statue is made by the artist Muhammad Ghani Hikmat in 1975, who created the most important sculptures around Baghdad.…

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  • A Sea in the Desert of Najaf

    Najaf – (iina) The Najaf Sea is located in the middle of the desert in the west of the Euphrates River, and it is approximately 336 kilometres. The sea exists since ancient times, however, due to climate change it disappeared. The area used to join the Gulf’s Sea by water…

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