Browsing the "Iraq" Tag

Ancient city of Idu discovered in Iraq

October 9th, 2013 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists working in northern Iraq have unearthed an ancient city known as Idu. Cuneiform inscriptions and works of art reveal


Foreign archaeologists return to Iraq

February 22nd, 2013 | by Sevaan Franks

The Iraqi Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has granted permission to six teams of foreign archaeologists to start excavations in


Temple wall found in Ur

February 28th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

A temple wall which dates back to 2500 B.C. has been found in Iraq at the Sumerian city of Ur.


Ur in need of conservation

June 21st, 2011 | by Sevaan Franks

The ancient city of Ur in Iraq is in danger of being damaged due to the elements, but archaeologists are


When will tourists return to Iraq?

March 4th, 2011 | by Sevaan Franks

MSNBC asks the question: when will tourism return to Iraq? It’s definitely on my list of places to go, but


Ancient cities sprang from marshes

March 2nd, 2011 | by Sevaan Franks

The great cities of ancient Iraq thrived in vast lowland marches fed by rivers, but not by the rivers themselves.



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