Qa­cax Mu­seum in Duhok

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pri­mary school and be­cause of the ex­po­sure, headed to the moun­tains to join the Pesh­merga with 80 of his col­leagues and class­mates. He started a new life there cen­ter­ing on writ­ing, poetry, the moun­tain and the Pesh­merga life--a life in which no one knew what tomorrow would bring.

He be­came a poet and has pub­lished eigh­teen books so far in both the Kur­manji and So­rani di­alects.

This mu­seum has oc­cu­pied a sig­nif­i­cant place in Qadir Qa­cax>s life and home, and con­sti­tutes a his­toric achieve­ment both for him­self and for the Kur­dish na­tion. Qadir Qa­cax tells us about a cup in his pos­ses­sion which is 155cm tall and 3m wide: « In the vil­lage of Bin­gal in Amedi, a friend of mine, Nuri Sar­gali, lost his fa­ther. When he was dig­ging his grave, they found this big cup and de­cided to present the cup to me. So I am keep­ing it and it>s one of the pre­cious arte­facts in my mu­seum. Then there>s the fos­silized worm which re­searchers es­ti­mate dates back to a very an­cient pe­riod, some 4 000 mil­lion years ago.» Th­ese are the tales of Qa­cax>s per­sonal mu­seum and he talks about it all with ex­cite­ment.

The use­ful­ness and great­ness of Man is seen in the way he or she can do some­thing that his­tory re­gards with re­spect. I think what Qadir Qa­cax is per­form­ing a cru­cial duty to the in­tel­lec­tual life of Kur­dis­tan. A for­mer Pesh­merga, he makes gifts of poetry, beauty and their ef­fec­tive­ness to the hu­man soul. And from the free­dom of North­ern Kur­dis­tan, he has opened this spe­cial and per­sonal mu­seum.

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