Iraq: Ctesiphon must be saved!
The Arch of Ctesiphon was built in the 6th century AD, this arch is the largest brick vault in the world, it stands 37 meters high and measures 26 meters wide.
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By: Eric Bataillon
The Swiss Aliph Foundation is joining forces with the Iraqi Ministry of Culture to preserve the Arch of Ctesiphon.
Built in the 6th century AD, this arch is the largest brick vault in the world, it stands 37 meters high and is 26 meters wide.
The Foundation's Executive Director, Valery Freland, explains its historical and cultural significance to us.
The crossed press review:
with Michel Paul in Jerusalem and Alexandre Buccianti in Cairo.
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