tiddis: algeria’s red roman city of the gods

Castellum Tidditanorum, or Tiddis, is one of the least known and studied archaeological sites in Algeria and potentially one of its richest. Fully thirty...

in algeria, the ruins of madaura in the roman province of numidia

In Algeria's northeast not far from the city of M'Daourouch can be found the Roman town of Madauros , a first century town in...

the history of writing at the slemani museum

Located in the city of Sulaymaniyah, in northeastern Iraq is the Slemani Museum, established in 1961. It is the second largest museum in Iraq...

meeting judge zakia hakki in iraq

As I was in Erbil airport waiting for my passport to be checked to leave the country, I overheard a woman speaking to a...

election fever in iraqi kurdistan

The legislative elections in Iraq will take place on April 30, and throughout the entirety of the country, 328 seats are up for grabs....

a bird in the engine is worth two days in iraq

When one travels as much as I do you are bound to run into some travel issues. Whether it is the unfortunate confluence of...

the machko teashop in erbil, iraqi kurdistan

Just because a place is called a teashop doesn't mean that they don't serve coffee as well. Such is the case for the Machko...

the duhok national museum in kurdistan, iraq

It is not every day that one gets the opportunity to visit a museum that is less than six months old. Visiting the National...

four things you didn’t know about iraqi kurdistan

On my first foray into Iraq, I decided to start with the northern region known as Iraqi Kurdistan. The Kurdistan Region, as it is...

an espresso in marrakech and the randomness of birth

As I sat in one of the many cafés to be found near the central Jamaa el Fna square in Marrakech, I watched...

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