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 Shines
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.
Fantastic Jewellery from Nimrud
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.
Golden School Days
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.
Phoenician Gold Jewellery
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.
Baghdad College Years
Baghdad College, the storey of 37 years, from inception in 1932, to the end of the mission in 1969. The arrival of the American Jesuits from Boston/USA and their achievement in successfully establishing one of the finest schools in Iraq and the Middle East that educated more than 4000 students.
The Boy, Baba-Jiddu and Souk Al-Safafeer
A boy remembers Baghdad of the early 1950s and the delights of its iconic market, Souk Al-Safafeer.