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Stabilization in Ninewah Plains is taking-off

The Government of Iraq and UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) re-opened the As-Salamiyah Water Treatment Plant at a ceremony yesterday in Nimrud. The Treatment Plant, which will provide safe drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people in the Ninewah Plains, is one of the first major stabilization projects to be completed since the […]

Video: Nimrud, Fabled city IS sought to Destroy

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Ali al-Bayati clambered onto the remains of a giant winged bull statue that once stood as a protector of Iraq’s fabled ancient Nimrud before the Islamic State group came.

British Museum sets up Emergency Heritage Mgt Programme

The British Museum is embarking on a programme of co-operation with colleagues in Iraq made possible with £3 million grant from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). This will enable the Museum to deliver a programme of in-depth and specialized training to establish a dedicated corps of Iraqi heritage professionals, fully skilled to […]

UNESCO Condemns Destruction of Nimrud

The United Nations agency mandated with protecting heritage sites worldwide today denounced further destruction at the archaeological site of Nimrud in Iraq, calling the deliberate damage of culture a “war crime” and pledging to do everything possible to fight it. “I condemn this mad, destructive act that accentuates the horror of the situation. It confirms […]