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Sulaymaniyah unveils new website showcasing archaeological treasures

SULAYMANIYAH – History buffs and archaeology enthusiasts now have a new online resource to explore thanks to the recent launch of the Sulaymaniyah Antiquities and Heritage Directorate’s website.

Announced by director Hussein Hamagharib, the website serves as a comprehensive hub for both Kurdish and English audiences, offering detailed information on archaeological sites, ongoing excavations, recent discoveries, and more.

“This platform serves as a repository for scientific articles, research papers, and new discoveries of archaeological sites in Sulaymaniyah, presented as PDFs and readily accessible for researchers, readers, and anyone with a passion for our region’s past,” Hamagharib explained.

Digitizing the directorate’s activities and making them publicly available were key objectives behind the website’s creation. Users can find news updates, explore the 1,110 recorded archaeological sites, learn about local teams involved in ongoing excavations, and peruse a dedicated gallery.

Zryan Haji, head of the Archaeology Department at the University of Sulaymaniyah, sees the website playing a crucial role in advancing the field of archaeology and preserving Sulaymaniyah’s identity.

“The website makes research on any aspect of archaeology more accessible to scholars,” he said. Haji also highlighted the website’s potential to attract tourists and locals alike, sparking interest in exploring the region’s rich heritage.

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