Osama Fayon

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In Iraq a historic Christian library was saved from ISIS so far. Mar Mattai monastery or St. Matthew's monastery belongs to the Syriac Orthodox church, in the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. (4/2015)

In Iraq a historic Christian library was saved from ISIS so far. Mar Mattai monastery or St. Matthew's monastery belongs to the Syriac Orthodox church, in the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq.

دير مار متي للسريان الارثودكس موصل العراق

دير مار متي للسريان الارثودكس موصل العراق

Tourism in the Iraqi Marshlands

Meet Azzam Alwash, the man who left a life of luxuries behind in the US to return to his native Iraq to restore his country’s historically significant wetlands.

Tourism in the Iraqi Marshlands

Tourism in the Iraqi Marshlands

The ancient city of Ashur (Assur) was located on the west bank of the river Tigris in northern Mesopotamia. Although it had controlled an extensive trading network in the early second millennium B.C. and formed a core area of the empire of Shamshi-Adad I (r. 1813–1781 B.C.), the city had slipped into the shadows in the following centuries.

Human-headed winged lion (lamassu), b. Neo-Assyrian period, reign of Ashurnasirpal II Excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Mesopotamia Alabaster (gypsum). i belive this is the one i saw at the British museum in London.

Nineveh (Near present day Mosul, Iraq) l Recent discoveries (spring 2013) have resulted in the assumption that this may have been the true location of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

Nineveh, near present day Mosul, Iraq. Nineveh was one of the oldest and greatest cities in antiquity. The area was settled as early as 6000 BC and, by 3000 BC, had become an important religious center for worship of the Assyrian goddess Ishtar.

Nineveh is an abandoned Assyrian city on the eastern bank of the Tigris River, and capital of the Neo-Assyrian Empire.It was settled as early as 6000 BC. It was the largest city in the world. Its ruins are across the Tigris river from the city of Mosul.

ISIS has destroyed a gate near the Iraqi city of Mosul. The structure is known as the Gate of God, and used to guard the ancient Assyrian city Nineveh. The destruction of the ancient…

KARBALA, IRAQ - DECEMBER 13: Aerial view of Imam Hussein's shrine and Abbas ibn Ali's shrine are seen as Shi'ite people gather during the Arba'een ceremony in the holy city of Karbala, southern Iraq on December 13, 2014. Hundreds of Shiite worshippers attend religious festival ceremonies in Karbala on the anniversary of the 40th day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammad who was killed in the Battle of Karbala in 681AD.

Karbala, Iraq, Aerial view of Imam Hussein's shrine and Abbas ibn Ali's shrine are seen as Shi'ite people gather during the Arba'een ceremony in the holy city of Karbala, southern Iraq on December