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Arab foreigners visit the historic city of Hatra, 350 kilometres northof Baghdad in this picture taken December 6, 2002. Few foreignersnowadays see the archaeological treasures of sanctions-shackled Iraqsuch as the ancient Kingdom of Hatra, also known as the City of theSun, which houses the temples. Iraq is packed with historical treasuresfrom the era of Mesopotamia's Babylon and Ur to the Islamic age, whoseglories include the golden-domed grand mosques of Najaf and Karbala,and ornate Abbasid dynasty palaces in Bagdad and Samarra. But what wasonce a heavy flow of tourists thinned to a trickle in the 1990s underthe isolating impact of U.N. sanctions for Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.TO GO WITH STORY-BC-MIDEAST-IRAQ-HATRA. REUTERS/Suhaib SalemSJS/CMC - RP3DRIDRLAAA

Enhedduanna lived in ancient Mesopotamia, the area which makes up modern day Iraq. Image: REUTERS/Suhaib SalemSJS/CMC

Louise Pryke
Lecturer, Languages and Literature of Ancient Israel, Macquarie University
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