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14 Sep
It has been 10 years since the passing of Iraqi sculptor Mohammad Ghani Hikmat, known as the “sheikh of sculptors” … here are some of his well known pieces around Iraq 🇮🇶

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The “save Iraqi culture monument”
The statue of the port mutanabbi found on mutanabbi street
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27 Jun
Mesopotamia is a historical region within the Tigris–Euphrates river system and is known as “the cradle of civilisation”. It occupies the area of present-day Iraq 🇮🇶

Here is a thread of things that started in Mesopotamia 🧵 Image
Writing And Literature

Mesopotamians were responsible for the introduction and development of the written word. Cuneiform, which means ‘wedge shape’ which refers to the tools used to inscribe letters onto the writing surface, was invented by the Sumerians in Mesopotamia. Image
Time

They developed the sexagesimal system by which units of time are divided into 60 parts and its factors, which eventually gave us our minute of 60 seconds and an hour of 60 minutes. It is also from the Mesopotamians that we inherit the 24 hours of the day. Image
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31 Mar
Today marks 5 years since the passing of world renowned British Iraqi Architect Zaha Hadid.

Here is a thread of some of her greatest works from around the world.

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Heydar Aliyev Centre

📍 Baku, Azerbajan
Riverside museum

📍Glasgow, Scotland
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29 Mar
The Martyr’s Memorial 🇮🇶

📍Baghdad, Iraq 🇮🇶 ImageImage
The Martyr's Memorial, is a monument designed by Iraqi sculptor, Ismail Fatah Al Turk and is found in Baghdad, Iraq. It is dedicated to the Iraqi soldiers who died in the Iran–Iraq War.
However, now it is generally considered by Iraqis to be a commemoration of all of Iraq's martyrs not just of the Iran–Iraq War.

Contruction started in 1981 and its official opening was in 1983.
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