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alscientist:

alscientist:

talk has increased about the one I love, who is the one I love…what’s her name, how old is she, what does she look like…she is, Baghdad. 

baghdad, ya baghdad. kathura al 7adithu 3an al lathi ahwaha..man al lathi ahwaha?

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iraqonly:

salaami-Kathim Al Sahir…sending our salaam to the motherland, you can take the iraqi out of iraq, but you can’t take iraq out of the iraqi. 

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3ayb:

A man cries over the remains of a relative he found at a mass grave that contained the remains of up to 3,000 people believed to have been killed during the 1991 Shia revolt against Saddam Hussein’s regime in Mahawil, Iraq, on May 14, 2003. (Tyler Hicks/The New York Times) #

3ayb:

A man cries over the remains of a relative he found at a mass grave that contained the remains of up to 3,000 people believed to have been killed during the 1991 Shia revolt against Saddam Hussein’s regime in Mahawil, Iraq, on May 14, 2003. (Tyler Hicks/The New York Times) #

Tagged: #5arb saddam

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auzubillah:

The Grand Mosque of Kufa,  Iraq

auzubillah:

The Grand Mosque of Kufa,
Iraq

Tagged: #iraq

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ancientpeoples:

The Dying Lion, a stone panel from the North Palace of Ashurbanipal
Nineveh, northern IraqNeo-Assyrian
c.645 BC
This small alabaster panel was part of a series of wall panels that showed a royal hunt. It has long been acclaimed as a masterpiece; the skill of the Assyrian artist in the observation and realistic portrayal of the animal is clear.
Struck by one of the king’s arrows, blood gushes from the lion’s mouth. Veins stand out on its face. From a modern viewpoint, it is tempting to think that the artist sympathized with the dying animal. However, lions were regarded as symbolizing everything that was hostile to urban civilization and it is more probable that the viewer was meant to laugh, not cry.
There was a very long tradition of royal lion hunts in Mesopotamia, with similar scenes known from the late fourth millennium BC. The connection between kingship and lions was probably brought to western Europe as a result of the crusades in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries AD, when lions begin to decorate royal coats of arms.
Source: British Museum

ancientpeoples:

The Dying Lion, a stone panel from the North Palace of Ashurbanipal

Nineveh, northern Iraq
Neo-Assyrian

c.645 BC

This small alabaster panel was part of a series of wall panels that showed a royal hunt. It has long been acclaimed as a masterpiece; the skill of the Assyrian artist in the observation and realistic portrayal of the animal is clear.

Struck by one of the king’s arrows, blood gushes from the lion’s mouth. Veins stand out on its face. From a modern viewpoint, it is tempting to think that the artist sympathized with the dying animal. However, lions were regarded as symbolizing everything that was hostile to urban civilization and it is more probable that the viewer was meant to laugh, not cry.

There was a very long tradition of royal lion hunts in Mesopotamia, with similar scenes known from the late fourth millennium BC. The connection between kingship and lions was probably brought to western Europe as a result of the crusades in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries AD, when lions begin to decorate royal coats of arms.

Source: British Museum

Tagged: #iraq

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logomachies:

أي شيء في العيد - ناظم الغزالي

Tagged: #habib galbi

tearsnkisses:

نفيت و أستوطن الاغراب في بلدي
و دمروا كل أشيائي الحبيباتي

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mastruk:

Iraq

LeftMen transport dried dates in palm-leaf baskets by boat (Maynard Owen Williams). RightA wooden water wheel on the Eurphrates River and a backdrop of palms (Lynn Abercrombie).

Tagged: #iraq #<3

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thaqafa:

Iraqi Christians expelled from Mosul by ISIS share their stories

this is heartbreaking :( 

the lady talks about how they threatened to shoot her and her elderly siblings if they didn’t leave the house within a few hours. they couldn’t take any supplies with them (money, clothes, food, medical supplies) since ISIS would confiscate it. And they call themselves Islamic..

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mertseger:

Ziggurat of King Urnammu, Ur (El Muqeiyar), Iraq. 2100 B.C. 
 Taller and more tower like ziggurats - has 3 levels. Sun-baked bricks glazed with different colors. Temple located on top of the city. All activities take place on varying levels (law, trading, economics). Reflect widespread belief that mountaintops are the dwelling places of gods. Felt they could provide a residence for a deity by creating their own artificial mountains. 

mertseger:

Ziggurat of King Urnammu, Ur (El Muqeiyar), Iraq. 2100 B.C. 

 Taller and more tower like ziggurats - has 3 levels. Sun-baked bricks glazed with different colors. Temple located on top of the city. All activities take place on varying levels (law, trading, economics). Reflect widespread belief that mountaintops are the dwelling places of gods. Felt they could provide a residence for a deity by creating their own artificial mountains. 

Tagged: #iraq

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thaqafa:

allmesopotamia:

Excavation of King Sargon II. palace, Khorsabad, Mesopotamia, 1930s

Modern-day Nainawah (Nineveh), Iraq

thaqafa:

allmesopotamia:

Excavation of King Sargon II. palace, Khorsabad, Mesopotamia, 1930s

Modern-day Nainawah (Nineveh), Iraq

Tagged: #iraq

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thaqafa:

Iraqi’s protesting the treatment (rather, mistreatment) of the Christians of Mosul and their forced exile from their homelands.

London - 26/07/2014