- Posted November 30, 2013 by
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Celebrating Iraqi Civilization
A group of activists in the field of culture and arts called on the Iraqi authorities, journalists and media to play their role in educating citizens on preserving the civilization of the ancient Mesopotamia, especially, the city of Babylon which has been neglected by various Iraqi institutions for many years.
Ahmed Agha , one of the organizers of the campaign said that our message is the love of our country and we have to preserve the Iraqi National heritage and to express our interest in the heritage of Mesopotamia. Various countries around the world collected some precious pieces of the Iraqi monuments, even the global museums in the world contained monuments of our country which, unfortunately, can not be found at the Iraqi National Museum.
Agha added that the campaign was entitled ( Our Civilization Unites Us ), the aim of it is to return to civilization and to ask the authorities concerned to allocate a National Day for Iraqi civilization to stand against neglecting the greatest treasures of the ancient civilization of Iraq, particularly the city of Babylon which represent the Center of Mesopotamia.
For his part, Atheer Mohammed, a photographer , said that the campaign is considered as an important motive for journalists to write about and to spread the culture of preserving monuments and archaeological locations among citizens.
Atheer explained that the negligence of ancient Babylon represent a fatal mistake because Iraqi generations should pay attention to the national heritage and should know their own history and know these great archaeological treasures.