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  • Day trip to the gold shops in Al Nahir Street; As a teenager in the 1960’s in Baghdad, I frequently accompanied my mother to the Old Baghdad Centre visiting the many attractions on Rashid Street and Al Nahir Street, this article is a golden memory of these trips. The map traces our route.

  • Al Nahir Street (meaning River Street) is the first modern street that was opened in the traditional urban fabric of Baghdad city; it was the Ottoman governor Nadhum Pasha who ordered the opening of the street in the year 1910. The starting point to the street was Al Mustansiriya School.

  • Snapshot of one foreign woman’s impressions of a country at war, while she was armed only with: the shallow remains of Arabic language, her personal U.S. educational experience to extrapolate as a road map for others, one recent National Geographic article on Iraq, and an open heart.

  • Between 1996 to 1999, while Amir Harrak was working on Syriac Epigraphy at the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, he saw some of the Assyrian Jewellery from Nimrud exhibited, he was able to examine and photograph them. They are jewelleries of immense beauty.

  • Documentary of school days in Baghdad from the neighborhood kindergarten to end of high school. Memories of: 1. British Council Kindergarten / Ms. Saywell and Al Sadoon Park Neighbourhood, 2. Al Mansour Primary Private School, 3. Baghdad High School and 4. Al Sharqiya High School for Girls.

  • "The Beginnings, Al Mansour City" is a personal recollection of the city, its beginnings, its development, its people and community, the horse-racing track, Al Mansour Club, its streets, schools and houses, while living in the city for 20 years from the mid-fifties to mid-seventies.

  • These jewellery pieces were typically discovered in tombs and around temples as offerings for the gods. Most objects were found in the Phoenicians colonies such as Carthage in Tunis, Kition in Cyprus, in Italy, Morocco, Spain and Portugal with some finds in Byblos, Sidon and Tyre.