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the city of dohuk, with a population of approximately 900,000, is the capital of the duhok governorate in iraqi kurdistan. the famous tigris river flows nearby, and the city is nestled in a valley, making for a picturesque panorama of mountains. duhok’s nascent tourist industry was one element that led to the opening in november 2013 of the national museum.
the museum’s collection consists of some three thousand artifacts although the museum’s current facility displays only about one thousand of those. plans are currently underway for a move to a new location with a park and a much larger exhibit space.
the artifacts in the collection were all found in the dohuk region and unearthed by kurdish archaeologists, and the oldest date back to the seventh millennium bce. these artifacts include roman coins, cuneiform texts, pottery, stone vases and vessels, oil lamps, glass bottles, books from the middle ages & early modern period, greek texts, neolithic statues, necklaces and other assorted jewelry.