The Atlas Obscura Guide To Iraq
22 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Iraq
Updated February 15, 2023
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Keeping sounds, stories, and cultural memory alive through years of conflict.
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How Baghdad’s Backyards Are Bringing Back Iraqi Dates
A company is using garden trees to revive an ancient industry.
by Charlie Metcalfe
Reviving the Romance of the Kurdish Clove Apple
These fragrant fruits are deeply symbolic.
by Ramsha Zubairi
The Most Lavish Mesopotamian Tomb Ever Found Belongs to a Woman
And her clothing tells an important story, says archeologist Rita Wright.
by Sarah Durn
The Only Bookstore on Najafi Street
Four years after the Iraqi city of Mosul was liberated from ISIS, Daud Salim is the first—and the only—bookseller to return to the storied street.
by Pesha Magid