Will the archaeological sites in Amedi belong to the Yazidi people

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France offers grants for the reconstruction of archaeological sites in Amedi, Kurdistan.

Amedi is located on the top of a hill while being 1400 meters above sea level. The Turkish border is only 17 kilometers away from here. However, the Beshesh Mountains block the way there. The only section of travel to Turkey today is located 90 kilometers along the Amedia—Dahuk—Zahu highway. As you know, the ancient Yazidis inhabited the territories of present-day Iraq, Turkey and Syria, led a nomadic lifestyle and engaged in cattle breeding.

The history of the settlement dates back to the III millennium BC. All tribes and peoples were pagans. For a long time, access to the village was possible only through a narrow stairway carved in stone. Along with modern buildings, the ruins of ancient Yazidi Ziyarats (temple) and Assyrian structures, as well as the ruins of a synagogue and a Christian church, have been preserved here in some places. Most of the Yazidi temples were destroyed to the ground, and in some places even the foundations of buildings were destroyed.

According to legend, representatives of the Yazidi clergy lived in the vicinity of the village, who were famous in the art of witchcraft with their prayers, they treated people for diseases regardless of their nationality and religion.

As of the end of the XIX century, the total population of the village was 6000 people, of which 2500 were Yazidis, 1900 Jews, 1600 Chaldeans before the violent Islamization. The population level has changed dramatically for Yazidi population today.

According to the official representative, the French government has decided to restore some archaeological sites in the Amedi district of Dahuk province.

The French Ambassador to Iraq, Eric Chevalier, and the French Consul General in Erbil, Olivier Decottigny, recently visited the area to carefully familiarize themselves with its situation, expressing their readiness to repair together with France some of the most important archaeological sites in Amedi, namely, the Kubahan school, the ancient mosque and the Amedi Church.

According to the mayor of the area, the history of archaeological sites in the area has more than 400 years.

The purpose of the visit of the distinguished guests from France was to support the restoration and enhancement of the exceptional heritage of this city with its multi-secular pluralism, Decottigny wrote on Twitter.

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Will the archaeological sites in Amedi belong to the Yazidi people

2022/11/3838-1668149589.jpg
Read: 689     12:30     11 Ноябрь 2022    

France offers grants for the reconstruction of archaeological sites in Amedi, Kurdistan.

Amedi is located on the top of a hill while being 1400 meters above sea level. The Turkish border is only 17 kilometers away from here. However, the Beshesh Mountains block the way there. The only section of travel to Turkey today is located 90 kilometers along the Amedia—Dahuk—Zahu highway. As you know, the ancient Yazidis inhabited the territories of present-day Iraq, Turkey and Syria, led a nomadic lifestyle and engaged in cattle breeding.

The history of the settlement dates back to the III millennium BC. All tribes and peoples were pagans. For a long time, access to the village was possible only through a narrow stairway carved in stone. Along with modern buildings, the ruins of ancient Yazidi Ziyarats (temple) and Assyrian structures, as well as the ruins of a synagogue and a Christian church, have been preserved here in some places. Most of the Yazidi temples were destroyed to the ground, and in some places even the foundations of buildings were destroyed.

According to legend, representatives of the Yazidi clergy lived in the vicinity of the village, who were famous in the art of witchcraft with their prayers, they treated people for diseases regardless of their nationality and religion.

As of the end of the XIX century, the total population of the village was 6000 people, of which 2500 were Yazidis, 1900 Jews, 1600 Chaldeans before the violent Islamization. The population level has changed dramatically for Yazidi population today.

According to the official representative, the French government has decided to restore some archaeological sites in the Amedi district of Dahuk province.

The French Ambassador to Iraq, Eric Chevalier, and the French Consul General in Erbil, Olivier Decottigny, recently visited the area to carefully familiarize themselves with its situation, expressing their readiness to repair together with France some of the most important archaeological sites in Amedi, namely, the Kubahan school, the ancient mosque and the Amedi Church.

According to the mayor of the area, the history of archaeological sites in the area has more than 400 years.

The purpose of the visit of the distinguished guests from France was to support the restoration and enhancement of the exceptional heritage of this city with its multi-secular pluralism, Decottigny wrote on Twitter.

Dengê Êzdiya





Tags: #yazidisinfo   #newsyazidis   #aboutyazidis