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ISIS Destroys Two Gates in Ancient City of Nineveh. View of the Mashki Gate prior to its destruction (photo via Wikipedia)

The main street procession, Babylon

The main street procession, Babylon

كنيسة الاقيصر في كربلاء

Ukaiser church south Karbala Iraq dates back to more than 1500 year

Iraqi traditional House in Baghdad called Shnasheel

Page Old Baghdad Photography

Great Mosque of Al-mutawkkil. Samarra city, Iraq

Great Mosque of Al-mutawkkil.

Restored Portion of Babylon

Restored Portion of Babylon

Ninmah temple- معبد ننماخ  Ninmah  was the earth and mother goddess  She is principally a fertility goddess in ancient Sumerian kingdom. Babylon, Iraq

Ninmah temple- معبد ننماخ Ninmah was the earth and mother goddess She is principally a fertility goddess in ancient Sumerian kingdom.

Babylons Ishtar Gate, decorated with images of dragons and aurochs, is a replica -- the original is part of a reconstruction in Berlins Pergamon Museum

Once a glorious site, Babylon bears scars of history

Babylon& Ishtar Gate, decorated with images of dragons and aurochs, is a replica -- the original is part of a reconstruction in Berlin& Pergamon Museum

Nineveh. Mashki Gate. 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. The early city (and subsequent buildings) were constructed on a fault line and, consequently, suffered damage from a number of earthquakes. One such event destroyed the first temple of Ishtar which was then rebuilt in 2260 BC by the Akkadian king Manishtusu.

Iraq Nineveh was one of the oldest and greatest cities in antiquity. The area was settled as early as 6000 BC .

Ashurnasirpal II palace and his great library in Nineveh, Iraq

The Gates of Nineveh - capital of the Assyrian Empire and largest city of the world during the Century BCE, it fell in 612 BCE during the Battle of Nineveh to the Babylonians and Chaldeans

Abbasid Palace - Castles, Palaces and Fortresses

Abbasid Palace - Castles, Palaces and Fortresses

The excavation at Bakr Awa has unearthed several settlement layers. Not the foundation stones, which probably date back to the early Bronze Age. || (Photo and info by Osama S.M. Amin) -- Ancient History Encyclopedia

The Bakr Awa Archaeological Site

The excavation at Bakr Awa has unearthed several settlement layers. Not the foundation stones, which probably date back to the early Bronze Age.

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