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KRG signs 47 Contracts to Renovate Historic Sites

The Kurdistan Region's Directorate General of Antiquities and Heritage in 2022 has signed 47 contracts with universities and foreign organizations to develop and renovate archaeological sites, recording the highest number of agreements in the history of KRG in the related field. The projects, which formed by 33 new agreements and reviving 14 contracts, focus on […]

IBBC and the Southern Governorates

By Robert Tollast. The following opinions are the author's only, and do not necessarily represent the views of Iraq Business News. Despite the grim headlines, the main challenge for doing business in many parts of Iraq is not really security, it is still bureaucracy and a lack of clarity regarding who is responsible for different […]

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 […]

$3m to Develop Nippur Archaeological Site

An official in Diwaniya said on Friday evening that the Iraqi Ministry of Tourism has allocated 3.5bn Iraqi Dinars (ID) [$3m] to the rehabilitation of the Neipur [Nippur] archaeological city south of Diwaniya, 180 km south of Baghdad. Dakhil al-Kanani, the head of the Supreme Committee of the Niepur cultural festival in Diwaniya province told […]