Grain

Saddam imported 100k tons of grain to plant iraqis baked it and died

The 1971 Iraq poison grain disaster was a mass methylmercury poisoning incident that began in late 1971. Grain treated with a methylmercury fungicide and never intended for human consumption was imported into Iraq as seed grain from Mexico and the United States. Due to a number of factors, including foreign-language labelling and late distribution within […]

An ancient Neo-Babylonian museum from 530BC was discovered in Iraq

An ancient Neo-Babylonian museum from 530BC was discovered in Iraq

Did you know that an ancient Neo-Babylonian museum (from 530BC) was discovered in Iraq, complete with neatly arranged artifacts and museum labels describing what the artifacts Ennigaldi-Nanna’s museum is the first museum known to historians dating to circa 530 BCE. The curator was Princess Ennigaldi, the daughter of Nabonidus, the last king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire. […]