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Endangered Heritage in IraqEdit

The World Monuments Fund World Monuments Watch lists all sites in Iraq as in danger, additionally 4 sites are listed on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

  1. Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
  2. Hatra
  3. Samarra Archaeological City
  4. Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls

Wikimedia activity in IraqEdit

Iraqi Wikimedians user group is active, and Iraq participated in Wiki Loves Monuments in 2014.

Immovable cultural heritage management in IraqEdit

A list of built cultural heritage in Iraq exists at the State Board of Antiquities and Heritage (SBAH), two books hold the built heritage register of Iraq:

  • Book printed in 1970 comprising a register of archaeological/heritage sites in Iraq
  • Book printed in 2016 comprising a national register of sites not included in the 1970 register.

Legal protection for immovable cultural heritage works in IraqEdit

Policy decisions on access to public informationEdit

Legislations hindering the distribution of pictures in IraqEdit

There is no freedom of panorama in Iraq.

Museums or archives that might be willing to make their digitized material available under a free licenseEdit