A comprehensive and up to date list of top feature films and documentaries by Kurdish filmmakers and those by non-Kurds on the Kurds.READ more
Many books have been written on Kurdistan and many more are awaited. There are two key books that offer in-depth background information and insights on where the Kurdistan Region has come from.READ more
A rich collections of photo books by top photographers, among them Anthony Kersting, Chris Kutschera, Francois Xavier Lovat, Susan Meiselas, Wildfred Thesiger, Saeed M. Aznaveh, and Gulan-UK collection.
From the February 1909 issue onwards National Geographic Magazine published more than ten articles with direct reference to Kurdistan.
In the midst of everything else . . .
Films by Jano Rosebiani that have found their way to Hollywood.
Most popular books by outsiders about Kurdistan. Among the authors are A.H. Layard, Isabella Bird, E.B. Soane, Edgar Wigram, Rupert Hay, A.M. Hamilton, J.C. Edmunds, Wadie Jwaideh, Dana Adam Schmidt, and Martin Van Bruinessen.READ more
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were not in Babylon, south of Baghdad! We learned in primary/elementary/basic school about the 'Hanging Gardens of Babylon' as one of the 'Seven Ancient Wonders of the World'. Of the seven, the Gardens were the only one of the Wonders that hasn't been found.READ more
An archaeology magazine talks of many places to visit that illustrate Kurdistan's rich cultural heritage. Some sites are among the oldest in the world - Shanidar Cave, Erbil Citadel, Dwin Castle, the Jerwan aqueduct, Gaugamela, and Lalish among others.READ more
Travel writer Tim Neville discusses why you'd enjoy vacationing in northern Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.READ more
"Each year the Adventure Travel Trade Association seeks motivated tour operators who show a demonstrated potential for positive impact on local cultural, ecological or historical resources for the Tour Operator Scholarship program.READ more
What if a little-known area in the Middle east was one of the best tourist destinations in the future?READ more
"Until the beginning of 2014, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) fledgling tourism industry was growing at an impressive pace. Domestic and international investment was on the rise, and the region’s capital, Erbil, was celebrating its status as the 2014 Capital of Arab Tourism.READ more
The Slemani Museum was just named as one of the Top Ten Must-Visit Museums of Gulf States!
The Slemani Museum gained notoriety in 2011 after Kurdish authorities offered rewards for the return of artefacts stolen in looting. This was a controversial move, but helped the museum rebuild its impressive collection - only $600 was paid for the return of an ancient Sumerian text, and a large proportion of the 15,000 stolen artefacts have now been returned to the Iraqi museum. Artefacts date from 15,000, and include the obelisk of Hammurabi, whose origins can be traced back to 1792-1750 BC.
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