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Dar Tawfiq Al-Suwaidi

The home of Iraq's former prime minister now houses historical manuscripts.  

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It is perhaps one of the most beautiful heritage houses that adorn the city of Baghdad, and the most important of which is architectural and historical. The house of the Prime Minister of Iraq during the royal era, Tawfiq Al-Suwaidi, is located on Haifa Street.

Dar Tawfiq Al-Suwaidi, built in 1931 and that is according to the date placed at the top of the front of the house. He held the position of prime minister during the Iraqi royal era for four governments in the years 1929, 1930, 1946, and 1950. As well as holding the position of Minister of Higher Education and Minister of Foreign Affairs. The building is currently occupied by the House of Iraqi Manuscripts, one of the formations of the General Authority for Antiquities and Heritage.

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