Mahmoud Saeed

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The ancient Assyrians considered the Tigris River the division between East and West, and the city I come from in Iraq is called Mosul — connection point, in Arabic — because it connects these two sides. Nineveh, which lay on the eastern bank of the Tigris, was a capital of the great Assyrian empire. When Arabs arrived in the seventh century, they preferred to live at a distance from it, on the western bank, where the modern city of Mosul is today.

Growing up in Mosul, we were told that with the passage of time, the two peoples came to know one another, and exchanged words, languages, customs and rituals.…  Seguir leyendo »