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ALIPH to help Rescue the Arch of Ctesiphon

ALIPH and the Iraqi Ministry of Culture join forces to rescue the Arch of Ctesiphon, the world's largest brick vault constructed until modern times The International alliance for the protection of heritage in conflict areas (ALIPH) and the Iraqi Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities have announced urgent stabilization measures to protect the endangered Arch […]

Iraqi Pre-Islamic Landmark threatening to Collapse

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Taq Kasra, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Baghdad, is different from many other sites and monuments that date to the pre-Islamic era in Iraq. Unlike them, Taq Kasra has a place […]

Iraq Targets 3x Rise in Tourism

By John Lee. Iraq sees an average of about two million tourists a year, but a senior adviser to the Iraqi tourism ministry has told AFP that that number could be tripled to six million. The country hosts millions of Shiite Muslims on pilgrimages to its various holy sites, from Samarra in the north, about 125 […]