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agosto 10th, 2015 - 16:14 § in Iraq


 ZUBAIR Excavations of the ancient Basrah city: Given the heavy urbanization of this area, it is difficult to appreciate today the importance of the site from the historical and archaeological point of view. Recent excavation have brought to light buildings of the Islamic periods belonging to t[...]

agosto 8th, 2015 - 09:16 § in Iraq


 Leisure City The old leisure park of Basrah, which is located along the Shatt el Arab not far from the old port, was the biggest of all Iraq. The park is still open but in its proximity a new modern one has been built. It can represent a touristic attraction for Iraqi people and for [...][...]

agosto 3rd, 2015 - 13:45 § in Iraq


 In addition to the Museum and Cultural Area we mentioned in the previous article, there are many places of attraction of Basra. Ottoman Palace near Sheraton Hotel One of the main attraction of the city is the long street which runs alongside the Shatt el Arab, called Corniche. Along the Cornic[...]

agosto 1st, 2015 - 10:31 § in Archaeostory

ENHEDUANNA – Princess, Priestess, Poetess // Principessa, Sacerdotessa, Poetessa

 Enheduanna A woman’s name that resounds in the Near East Enheduanna, the only daughter of five children of Sargon of Akkad, founder of the homonymous dynasty, lived between 2285 and 2250 B.C. Her name means “High Priestess, ornament of the God, An” (“en” means “[...]

luglio 27th, 2015 - 14:30 § in Iraq


        BASRA CITY      Museum and Cultural Area The Cultural Centre is located at the beginning of the Corniche (the promenade along the Shatt el Arab).    During the Saddam Period in this area several palaces have been built in order to host Saddam Hussein and several of his  ge[...]

luglio 26th, 2015 - 11:12 § in Archaeostory

The “Royal” Game of Ur – Il gioco “reale” di Ur

 Ur Game The Ur Game, also known as “The Game of Twenty Squares”, was found by Leonard Woolley during the excavations of the Royal Cemetery of Ur in the first decades of the XX century. The renowned model of this gameboard, today preserved in the British Museum in London, is only one of sev[...]

luglio 18th, 2015 - 20:04 § in Iraq


     Il Ramadan è il mese nel quale si pratica il digiuno e la preghiera (in arabo: رمضان‎, ramaḍān) ed è, secondo il calendario musulmano, il nono mese dell’anno e ha una durata di 29 o 30 giorni. Esso celebra “Il mese in cui fu rivelato il Corano come guida per g[...]

luglio 13th, 2015 - 14:30 § in Iraq


     Our mission has been working for five years in this beautiful region and having visited many amazing places we would like to present them. We will begin with a detailed master plan of Basra, hoping to be helpful for a future trip. In this first article we will give some simple p[...]

luglio 11th, 2015 - 16:11 § in Iraq


   ZAINAB SAMI ABDUL MUTTALIB Zainab Sami Abdul Muttalib was born in Babylon  in 1983. She graduated (B.A.) in 2005 from the College of Fine Arts at the University of Babylon in plastic arts (ceramics); specializing (M.A.)  at the same Univesity in 2008. This young artist has continued h[...]

luglio 6th, 2015 - 15:00 § in Archaeostory


   WHO IS NINURTA Ninurta is the god of thunderstorm and floods in the spring. He is the son of God Enlil, he is presented in the text as “storm of Enlil”. Ninurta is especially the god of farmers (being linked to spring time), those in the north, in Nippur, and in the east, in[...]