Cultural Museum of the Assyrians in Ankawa
History, Life and Prosperous is seen in the Museum
well as school groups, since it is important for Christian students to learn about their heritage. The third group of visitors are ordinary people who may or may not be familiar with the folk culture and its artifacts. The Museum also participates in national festivals and occasions, which is why the Director would like the government and the Kurdish media both to show a greater interest in, and raise public awareness of, these matters. "Because what we have preserved here is a part of the colorful flowers that together make up the garden of Kurdistan." He also mentions that they have two books going to press, one about Assyrian food, the other about Assyrian architecture. He ends our interview by saying: "I hope that before my work is done, I will be able to create academics in the fields of Archeology and folklore conservation. I want nothing more than this."
In fact, when you travel through the museum, you feel as though you are travelling through, a long, beautiful and colorful history of this genuine component of Kurdistan. You also feel the tiredness of the Director and his employees. As you come through the door, you feel that you are in another world, which is the ancient life of the Chaldean and Assyrians. That way of life starts from the cradle, and ends upstairs with documents, art and cultural products. This might be accidental, but it is still an important indication of the lifestyle of this historical component of the population of Kurdistan.