Welcome to Iraq
Iraq is a country with unmatched history in the history. When you visit Iraq, unlike any other country in the World, you feel, taste, and smell history. Its indeed the birthplace of Civilization 9000 years ago, where Age of Empires started, and where we, all of us, moved from prehistory to history.
In ancient times, Iraq's land area was almost equivalent to Mesopotamia, the land between the two great rivers Tigris and Euphrates (Dejla and Furat in Arabic); which sweep down from the mountains of Turkey to meet, 136 km north of the Arabian Gulf, at one of the alleged sites of the Garden of Eden.
... record keeping), private properties, the numeral 60 based math system (which is the basis of time in the modern world), banking, recording of literature (like the epic of Gilgamesh), early calendars, bureaucratic system of priesthood, the first wars fought, the earliest legal comprehensive code known in history (Hammurabi Code), the first wheel, the first seed plow, the first sailboat, the division of circle into 360 degrees, invention of longitude and latitude in geographical navigation, the first sophisticated medical science, algebraic equations and invention of zero, and much much more, were all founded and developed in Iraq, in historical order, giving witness to the greatness the country has known over the centuries in terms of human achievements.
Here, in Iraq, lived ancient Sumerians, Akkadians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Cassites, and Chaldeans.. Here lived ancient Gudea, Ur-nammo, Sargon, Hammurabi, Sennacherib, and Nebuchadnezzar.. In Lagash, Babylon, Sumer, Eridu, Ur of the Chaldees, Subarum, Assur, Nineveh and Nimrud (Calah).. Leaving behind the legendary Babylonia, the legendary Ziggurats, the legendary Hanging Gardens; one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World, and the countless other sites of Iraq's antiquity which outnumber those of the Valley of the Nile, Greece, or Rome.
And here lived Prophet Noah (pbuh), the 2nd father of people, in Fara 160 km southeast of Babylon, Prophet Abraham "Ibrahim Al-Khalil" (pbuh), the Father of all Prophets, in Ur, Prophet Azra "Auzayr" (pbuh), Prophet Hizkael "The El-Kifl" (pbuh), and Prophet Jonnah "Yonus" (pbuh) in Nineveh.
Among Islamic countries, Iraq enjoys a very important position, as it has been cradle of inspiration miracles and virtues throughout the history of Prophets, Imams, and self denying pious men.
There are many holy cities and sites in Iraq with a unique and distinguished heritage like Kerbala and Najaf.. as well as many important Islamic cities like Kufa, Samarra, and the capital Baghdad, which was once, the center of the Muslim glorious world.