Enrichment – the birth of Baghdad was a landmark for world civilisation.

_58746023_c0015749-abbasid_bagdad,_artwork-spl“If Baghdad today is a byword for inner-city decay and violence on an unspeakable scale, its foundation 1,250 years ago was a glorious milestone in the history of urban design. More than that, it was a landmark for civilisation, the birth of a city that would quickly become the cultural lodestar of the world.”

Click here to find out more with an excellent article from Justin Marozzi (the author of Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood). It might challenge much of what you think you know about Iraq.

Mr Kydd.

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