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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Nostalgia: Video of Iraq in 1950; Beirut and Damascus in 1951

Via Antika, a couple of nostalgic traelogues, both predictably cliche-ridden (bedouin shepherd at Arch of Ctsiphon look at modern airplane, "Cradle of Civilization," etc) but worth a look:

 Iraq in 1950



Beirut and Damascus 1951:

1 comment:

Mel said...

You should have a look at this youtube channel Michael, dozens of videos from the Middle East (and other places) going way back -

http://www.youtube.com/user/travelfilmarchive/videos