The Wandering Scot

An occasional travel journal.
 Mesopotamia

Central Iraq 2012

Kurdistan  
  Babylon   Karbala   Ctesiphon   Baghdad   National Museum

Babylon

Driving in a dust storm, 3 miles E of Larsa Very, very poor vis, Babylon, Central Iraq 2012
Driving in a dust storm, 3 miles E of Larsa
Very, very poor visibility
53 miles SE of Babylon, Central Iraq 2012
53 miles SE of Babylon
35 miles SE of Babylon, Central Iraq 2012
35 miles SE of Babylon
Babylon Rebuilt, from Saddam Palace, Central Iraq 2012
Babylon Rebuilt, from Saddam Palace
Replica of Ishtar Gate, Babylon, Central Iraq 2012
Replica of Ishtar Gate
Babylon Rebuilt, Central Iraq 2012
Babylon Rebuilt
Recreated Marduk Dragon, Babylon, Central Iraq 2012
Recreated Marduk Dragon
"Alexander's Throne Room" "The spot where Alexan, Babylon, Central Iraq 2012
"Alexander's Throne Room"
"The spot where Alexander died"
What is "authentic"?, Babylon, Central Iraq 2012
What is "authentic"?
Original (?) stamped cuneiform brick, Babylon, Central Iraq 2012
Original (?) stamped cuneiform brick
Arabic stamped brick From Saddam Hussein era., Babylon, Central Iraq 2012
Arabic stamped brick
From Saddam Hussein era.
Lion of Babylon, Central Iraq 2012
Lion of Babylon
Scotsman + Lion of Babylon Saddam palace in background, Central Iraq 2012
Scotsman + Lion of Babylon
Saddam palace in background
Authentic (?) ruins, Babylon, Central Iraq 2012
Authentic (?) ruins
New and Old, Babylon, Central Iraq 2012
New and Old
Saddam's Palace, from Babylon, Central Iraq 2012
Saddam's Palace, from Babylon
Saddam's Palace, Babylon, Central Iraq 2012
Saddam's Palace
Palace Interior, Babylon, Central Iraq 2012
Palace Interior
Palace Skater, Babylon, Central Iraq 2012
Palace Skater
Palace Ceiling, Babylon, Central Iraq 2012
Palace Ceiling
Euphrates, from Saddam Palace, Babylon, Central Iraq 2012
Euphrates, from Saddam Palace

Karbala

Billboards en route to Karbala, Central Iraq 2012
Billboards en route to Karbala
Karbala, Central Iraq 2012
Karbala
Imam Al Abbas Shrine, Karbala, Central Iraq 2012
Imam Al Abbas Shrine
Imam Hussein Shrine, Karbala, Central Iraq 2012
Imam Hussein Shrine
Imam Al Abbas Shrine, Karbala, Central Iraq 2012
Imam Al Abbas Shrine
Imam Hussein Shrine, Karbala, Central Iraq 2012
Imam Hussein Shrine
Imam Al Abbas Shrine, Karbala, Central Iraq 2012
Imam Al Abbas Shrine

Ctesiphon

Ctesiphon, Central Iraq 2012
Ctesiphon
Ctesiphon Arch, Central Iraq 2012
Ctesiphon Arch
Preserved left-hand side, Ctesiphon, Central Iraq 2012
Preserved left-hand side
Rebuilt right-hand side, Ctesiphon, Central Iraq 2012
Rebuilt right-hand side
Arch up close, Ctesiphon, Central Iraq 2012
Arch up close
Below the arch, Ctesiphon, Central Iraq 2012
Below the arch
Security, Ctesiphon, Central Iraq 2012
Security

Baghdad

A glimpse of the Tigris, Baghdad, Central Iraq 2012
A glimpse of the Tigris
Saddam's Victory Arch In the Green Zone, Baghdad, Central Iraq 2012
Saddam's Victory Arch
In the Green Zone
Strange street art., Baghdad, Central Iraq 2012
Strange street art.
Contrasting religious posters., Baghdad, Central Iraq 2012
Contrasting religious posters.
Martyr's Monument, Baghdad, Central Iraq 2012
Martyr's Monument
Martyr's Monument, Baghdad, Central Iraq 2012
Martyr's Monument
Below Martyrs' Monument Poster shows P.M. signing Saddam's deat, Baghdad, Central Iraq 2012
Below Martyrs' Monument
Poster shows P.M. signing Saddam's death warrant.
Below Martyrs' Monument, Baghdad, Central Iraq 2012
Below Martyrs' Monument
Uruk Hotel, Baghdad, Central Iraq 2012
Uruk Hotel

National Museum

National Museum of Iraq, Baghdad, Central Iraq 2012
National Museum of Iraq, Baghdad
Khorsabad Room: Lamassu + Nabu, National Museum, Central Iraq 2012
Khorsabad Room: Lamassu + Nabu
Giant Lamassu, National Museum, Central Iraq 2012
Giant Lamassu
Giant Lamassu, National Museum, Central Iraq 2012
Giant Lamassu
Scotsman + Giant Lamassu, National Museum, Central Iraq 2012
Scotsman + Giant Lamassu
Nabu, God of Wisdom and Writing, National Museum, Central Iraq 2012
Nabu, God of Wisdom and Writing
Scotsman + Nabu, National Museum, Central Iraq 2012
Scotsman + Nabu
Two mid-sized Lamassu, National Museum, Central Iraq 2012
Two mid-sized Lamassu
Panel of glazed bricks., National Museum, Central Iraq 2012
Panel of glazed bricks.
State of King Shalmanezzer III ~ 830bc, National Museum, Central Iraq 2012
State of King Shalmanezzer III ~ 830bc
Wall of buttresses and gods. From Uruk ~1430bc, National Museum, Central Iraq 2012
Wall of buttresses and gods.
From Uruk ~1430bc
Miniature Lamasu, National Museum, Central Iraq 2012
Miniature Lamasu
Scotsman + Miniature Lamasu, National Museum, Central Iraq 2012
Scotsman + Miniature Lamasu
Bronze model of Neo-Assyrian Walls, National Museum, Central Iraq 2012
Bronze model of Neo-Assyrian Walls
Copper Axe, National Museum, Central Iraq 2012
Copper Axe
Hexagonal cuneiform texts, National Museum, Central Iraq 2012
Hexagonal cuneiform texts

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