Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – The Director of the Department of Investigation and Excavations, Ali Shalgham, announced the formation of a committee headed by the Inspector of Antiquities and Heritage of Dhi Qar, Amer Abdul Razzaq. The Iraqi inspector has been tasked to prepare an integrated study for the maintenance and restoration of the Emirate of Khamisiyah.
Shalgham pointed out that the Emirate of Khamisiyah is one of the oldest Arab Emirates in southern Iraq. It was built in 1881 and included a palace, mosque, school, and residential homes. The Emirate of Khamisiya was founded by Prince Abdullah bin Saleh bin Muhammad al-Khamis.
Today, the ruins of the minaret of the mosque and palace still exist. Shalgham noted that the site is officially registered in the heritage unit of the Dhi Qar Antiquities and Heritage Inspectorate.