Local Schools In Rusafa Teach About Regions Past
The region of Iraq has been highlighted by all of its conflict and the war on Terror. But it is also a region that is rich in ancient history, with the original civilization of Mesopotamia located where Iraq is now.
Recently, as part of an initiative to encourage education the government of Iraq has been highlighting various events and historical milestones to their students. The culture of Mesopotamia largely taught the civilized world at the time how to write and read, and is responsible for many different progressive events in ancient history.
The US Army Corps of Engineers have been working hard to reconstruct and rebuild a number of the regional schools located in Iraq, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. These are the two rivers featured in ancient history, and were the location of the birthplace of Mesopotamia culture.
One recent project has included a modern 700,000-dollar elementary school, where the previous school in the Rusafa region was totally destroyed by the insurgents and terrorists.
The school held a ribbon cutting event and this was attended by many of the regions cultural and government leaders. They were treated to a tour of the new school, and a talk from the Baghdad Director General of Education, Ahmed Rubayee.
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Mr. Rubayee spoke eloquently about how Iraqi history is important, and how the new elementary school will be part of the effort to teach its citizens about the proud history of the Iraqi Nation,.