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Iraqi National Museum Heralds Expansion

By John Lee. No doubt in the hope of happier times ahead, Iraq’s National Museum has opened two new halls at a recent well attended ceremony. Showcasing objects from a span of 7000 years of Mesopotamian history, a key feature of the new part of the museum was some 500 objects from the Hellenistic period, […]

Call For International Archaeologists

By John Lee. Liwa’ Smaysim, the Iraqi Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, has stated that Iraq has plans to organize a major conference later this year for all local and foreign excavation teams in order to explore latest technologies in archaeological excavations. He also indicated that the ministry hopes that this gathering will be the […]

Iraqis Hone Skills To Preserve Heritage

By John Lee. The University of Arizona’s Drachman Institute is conducting an education program in heritage conservation through the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage, funded by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. The goal of the program is to build Iraqi museum professionals’ capabilities for preserving the country’s rich cultural heritage. Faculty from the College of […]

Conserving the Priceless Manuscripts of Najaf

Conserving the priceless manuscripts of Najaf: Protecting the history of civilization International and Iraqi experts, historians, and members of the world’s intellectual society turn to Iraq as UNESCO and the Ministry of Culture launch a pioneering programme to conserve the priceless books and manuscripts of the city of Najaf, a main centre of Islamic and […]