Situated on the top of a tell in Iraqi Kurdistan and overlooking the city of Erbil, the Erbil Citadel constitutes a typical example of Ottoman-era urban-planning.
In addition to its 19th century fortifications, the site also contains remains dating back to the Assyrian period.
The region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, historically known as Mesopotamia, is often referred to as the cradle of civilisation.
It was here that mankind first began to read, write, create laws, and live in cities under an organised government—notably Uruk, from which "Iraq" is derived.
Ms Ebeidi plans to collect signatures in support of the planned bill, which has been met with criticism by the Iraqi parliamentary women and childhood affairs committee.
Rezan Delir, a Kurdish representative, said the proposal was “an insult to women’s dignity” and a “distraction from the war against [Isis].” The controversial proposal follows another recent issue that divided Iraqi politicians - a surprise recent vote in October 2016 in parliament which banned the sale, import and production of alcohol.
However, the concept of family often extends to include all possible related kin that can be traced in their lineage.
Therefore, Iraqis may refer to hundreds of people as being members of their family.Two major rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates, run south through Iraq and into the Shatt al-Arab near the Persian Gulf.These rivers provide Iraq with significant amounts of fertile land.In the 1950s, when Iraq operated as newly independent state, women wore Western clothing, and exhibited a strong sense of stree fashion. While the information and observations provided in the Cultural Atlas have been summarised from reliable sources, it is important to bear in mind that the information is a general guideline.The Sumer culture invented writing and the wheel in Iraq.