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…

Iraqi reed house neighborhood, built on a marsh."They made columns from the thick, giant rushes and gather 30-40 of them together to make pillars, and interweave them for a skeleton frame. They added reed mats, and even the decoration on the front of the homes is fancy lattice work made of the reeds. There's no glass, no nails, no wood." Even the islands the houses rest on are made of compacted mud and rushes.

Iraqi reed house neighborhood, built on a marsh. Before Sadam drained the water because the "swamp Arabs" where against his regime.

Every home had several of these. The whole family would gather round it to keep warm in winter.

-صوبة علاء الدين - Every home had several of these. The whole family would gather round it to keep warm in winter.

Every home had several of these. The whole family would gather round it to keep warm in winter.

-صوبة علاء الدين - Every home had several of these. The whole family would gather round it to keep warm in winter.

iraq reed houses

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سوق الصفافير شارع الرشيد بغداد  والله يرحم أيام زمان

سوق الصفافير شارع الرشيد بغداد والله يرحم أيام زمان

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