Iraq the Culture

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Crabtree Publishing Company, Sep 1, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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The contributions of Iraq to world culture are numerous. Iraq the culture traces the influence of early civilizations through the construction of ancient temples, the development of cuneiform writing, and the invention of the wheel. This book also explores the influence of Arabic and the religion of Islam on the traditions and celebrations of the people of Iraq. Topics include: The traditional and modern art and music of Iraq temples built in Mesopotamia for the worship of gods and goddesses such as Enlil, Shamash, Sin, and Ishtar how Muslims use their lunar calendar, and their activities during Ramadan Iraqi handicrafts such as ornate pottery, carpets, and textiles fromNeneveh, Kirkuk, and Arbil How the people of Iraq celebrate the holidays Nawruz and Eid ul-Fitar

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