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T-shaped columns which has recently been founded (2003) in Girê Navokê (Gobekli Tepe) in Ruha is consedering belongs to the eldest temple in the world, Age over 11000 years

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A Kurdish Lion of Elamits in Protoliterate period of Mesopotamia, 3000 AD

 

 

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Click here to see! Some Kurdish Antique Objects

 

 

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Click here to see several other Kurdish antique objects!

 

 

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The mosaic floor which is from the Roman era found in the city of Ur-Ha (Ru-Ha/Urfa)

 

 

 

 

PREHISTORIC TOWN ORFA-UR-RUHA

 

 

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The historical ruins of Kommagene in Kurdistan (the thrones of the Gods and Godies), in the Kurdish city Semsour (Adiyaman) ©-ROXANE PHOTOS

 

 

 

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According to the Old Testament the Kurdish Wan Lake
is The lake in the Garden of Eden. Klick here to see more!

 

 

 

 

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The beautiful Church, Akh Tamara from 10th century on an island on the Kurdish lake Wan ©-ROXANE PHOTOS

 

 

 

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The beautiful Armenian Church, in Eastern Kurdistan from 10th century on the Kurdish Lake Urumia

 

 

 

 

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Sheqlawa Tourist Resort (Southern Kurdistan)

 

 

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Lions - a central theme in the Kurdish mytological history - the lion in the picture is from historical ruins in the Botan province in northern Kurdistan

LION CULT IN KURDISH HISTORY

 

 

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The Median Emperor Cyxsares - Key Xosro

 

 

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Historical ruins in Kurdistan (Dersim)

 

 

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Amîda (Diyar Bekr) in 1960:ies

 

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Animal figures - on the city wall of Kurdish Amida

 

 

 

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On the ancient wall of Diyar Bekr, 5000m lång, 17m high and 4m wide

 

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The Ancient Hasan Pasha Hostel in Amida (Diyarbekr) where the ancient traveling caravans onthe silk road rested - today a five stars hotel

 

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Inside of the historical Sun Temple, today Big Mosque in Diyarbekir

 

 

 

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Port of The Inner Wall - Amida (Diyarbekir)

 

 

Historical ruins from the Kurdish city of Afrin in Western Kurdistan (Syria)

 

 

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Historical ruins from the Kurdish city of Afrin in Western Kurdistan (Syria)

 

 

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Historical ruins from the Kurdish city of Afrin in Western Kurdistan (Syria)

 

 

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Historical ruins from the Kurdish city of Afrin in Western Kurdistan (Syria)

 

 

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Spice market in Kurdish city Amîda (Diyar Bakr) ©-ROXANE PHOTOS

 

 

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The Church Deyr-o Yoldath Aloho (Santa Maria) the 3th Century in Hah villiage in the ancient Kurdish city Midyad

 

 

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"Jurn" a giant mortar which is used for crushing wheat to prepare "Savar", in the ancient Kurdish City Rûha ©-ROXANE PHOTOS

 

 

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The Prophet Abraham's lake in the Kurdish city Rûha. The fishs in this lake are protected by law ©-ROXANE PHOTOS

 

 

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The Kurdish folkloric costumes from the Cûlemerg (Hekkari) Province. ©- Kurdish Book Bank - SARA

 

 

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Young Kurdish Gentleman, 1935, Sinjar (Southern Kurdistan)

 

 

 

An Ezdian Kurd (ca1920)

 

 

 

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A Kurdish folkloric dressing, anonimous

 

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The French diplomat Bernard Dorin. In 1919 divided France and England Kurdistan between many states.

 

 

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A Modern Church in Southern Kurdistan (Northern Iraq). Building of the modern churchs in whole Turkey is not usual

 

 

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A church wich has been converted to a mosque by the muslim Turkish conqurors: Ishaq Pasha

 

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The Kurdish Bazîd & Khoshab Castel ©-ROXANE PHOTOS

 

 

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The most important church of the Celdan and Syriac christians ; Dêra Zahferan in the in the Kurdish province of Mêrdîn ©-ROXANE PHOTOS

 

 

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Duhok, Southern Kurdistan (Northern Iraq)

 

 

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A palace in Kurdish city Sina in Eastern Kurdistan (Iranian Kurdistan)

 

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Kurdistan is the paradise on the earth. Here is a lake underground - Eastern Kurdistan (Iranian Kurdistan)

 

 

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Guerillas in the nature in Eastern Kurdistan (Iranian Kurdistan)

 

 

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Winter, Kurdish montains and peshmergas/guerillas

 

 

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The Tigris river, nearby the ancient Kurdish city Amîda (Diar-î Bakr)

 

 

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Septimus Severus Bridge in the Kurdish Semsûr Region

 

 

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Kirkuk, The heart of the Kurds in the Southern Kurdistan
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The ancient bidge of Efrîn: in Western Kurdistan waiting restoration. But the authorities are not aware of any cultural haritage at all

 

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Sheik Said The Leader of the Kurdish upprising in 1925 in Diyar Bekir. His body is in a massgrave in Diyarbekir city (Derê Ciyê, 'Dag Kapi')

 

 

 

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Ghazi Muhammed, the president of the Kurdish Republic Mahabad in 1947, Eastern Kurdistan

 

 

 

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Khalid Begê Cibrî - The leader of the Kurdish Rezistance Movement Azadî (Freedom) (Azadi - Kürdistan Istiklal Cemiyeti) ) in 1920:ies. Hanged by Turkish forces in 14th April 1925 in the Kurdish city Bitlis

 

 

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The Kurdish hero YADO: Lehengê millî Yadîn Mehmûd Ebas -(YADO)

 

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The Kurdish intellectual Osman Sebrî from Western Kurdistan

 

 

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Common press conference, PKK & PUK

 

 

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Common press conference, PKK, PUK, SPK (psk) & PDL (dep)

 

 

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A Kurdish meeting in USA at the earlier 1920ies

 

 

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Nuredîn Zaza

 

 

 

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Mazlum Dogan, a Kurdish intellectual student leader died in the military prison of Diyarbakir

(click on the picture to read his historical defence speach in the Turkish military court)

 

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The untiring human rights defender, Dr Ismail Besikci

 

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Edîb Karahan, Kurdish journalist and politician from 1960:ies, from Qosar (Kiziltepe)

 

 

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Kurdish historian and linguist: Taufîq Wahby

 

 

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Mihemmed-î Mîhrî, (1889 Ciwanro - ?), Istanbul (1957) Foto: S.UCAR

 

 

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Faik Bucak (1919 - 4/7-1966) a Kurdish politician in 1950 and 1960:ies in the Kurdish city Amîda

 

 

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Dancing Kurdish women from Caucassus

 

 

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Kurdish Folk Dance From Samsûr (Adiyaman/Kahta)

 

 

 

Kurdish Folklor Show from Khorasan (Iran)

 

 

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Aware Kurdish woman in Turkish trial

 

 

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The heaviest load is carried by the Kurdish woman

 

 

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A Kurdish Woman From Eastern Kurdistan, 1896

Kurdish women From The Earlier Centuries - click to see other women photos

 

 

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An illustration from the earlier centuries showing Kurdish folk costumes

 

 

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Kurdish king (Mîr) with his queen (Banû)

 

 

 

Kurdish Fighter, 1881

 

 

 

 

 

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Amadeo Preziosi 1816-1882, Kurdish Warriors

 

 

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Kurds of Mako, Mamasanî Kurds, Kurd of Yerevan

 

 

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Jewish Kurds

 

 

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The heaviest load is carried by the Kurdish woman

 

 

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Andrea Wolf (Ronahī) an internationalist German woman who fighted side by side with Kurdish gerilla, Kurdistan Rapport, Nr 128, December 2006

 

 

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Rahîme KAHRAMAN

 

 

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A Kurdish girl with traditional tatoo and haed-shal from Dêrik province, Northern Kurdistan (The Kurdish artist Rojîn)

Contemporary Kurdish Women | KURDISH WOMEN FROM THE EARLIER CENTURIES - Photo Album

 

 

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Kurdish nomad teen-girls in traditional cloths

 

 

 

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Lynette Lindfield SOANE in tradittional Kurdish cloths

 

 

 

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Aram Tîgran

 

 

 


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Kurdish Music Group in 1970-ies, Southern Kurdistan















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Kurdish Music Group in 1970-ies, Southern Kurdistan

 

 

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Kurdish leader Masud Barzani in the younger age, as a peshmerga (Kurdish guerilla) soldier

Sothern Kurdistan

 

 

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Giant watwermellon from Amîda (Diyar-î Bekr)

 

 

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Giant watwermellon from Amîda (Diyar-î Bekr)

 

 

Dame Kurde, painting from 1800-century

 

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Kurdish nomad women from Khorasan (Land of the sun) in Eastern Kurdistan

 

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Kurdish nomad woman from Khorasan (Land of the sun) in Eastern Kurdistan

 

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M. Remzi Bucak with his wife Zehra Khanom

 

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With the daughter of the Kurdish prince Emîr Jaladet Alî Bedr Khan: Oseyma Bedr Khan in exile (in the middle).

 

 

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Khasro Goran

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Goran Candan with Dr Vera Saedpoor, founder of the Kurdish Library & Museum (1986), Brooklyn, New York

 

 

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Goran Candan with head of Cyprus State Library Mr Antonis Maratheftis

 

 

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Cyprus State Library: Kipriaki Biblioteki

 

 

 

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A Kurdish elementary school class in Amman with the Kurdish teacher Sherko

 

 

 

 

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The Kurdish rebellian, leader Seyid Riza from the begining of earlier century. Seyid Riza hanged by Turkish military in 15, November 1937

 

 

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The legendary Kurdish Fighter and leader Simko Shikak

 

 

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Diyap Agha from Dêrsim Province in Kurdistan with Ataturk (Turks' Father). Ataturk needs Kurds in that time.

 

 

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A thirsty prisoner of Kurdish war against Turkish military in Dêrsim, 1938

 

 

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4 days after the Turkish military coup t'Etat in May 27th, 1960, many Kurdish intellectuals from entire country collected in a military consentration camp in Sêwas

 

 

 

 

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Hayriye Cemil Pasha, doughter of Ekrem Cemil Pasha, 1951, Damascus in exile. Hayrie died young in 1953.

 

 

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Evdurrehman Muhemmed Emîn ZEBÎHÎ - the Kurdish author

 

 

 

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Sherîf Pasha - the Kurdish-Ottoman general

 

 

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Sherîf Pasha - the Kurdish-Ottoman general

 

 

 

 

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From right: Ali Khosroyî, Hac Seyid Ebdulla Efendî Geylanîzade, Dr Shîrazî, Îhsan Nûrî Pasha

 

 

 

 

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The American Ambassador GorgeVallen, Amr Khan Shikak, 1947 Eastern Kurdistan (Iran)

 

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Sheik Abdulla Gailani William Eaglaton, 1961 Eastern Kurdistan (Iran)

 


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Sheik Abdulla Gailani with friends

 

 

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From the left: the Kurdish trubadors; Mihemed Arif Cizîrî (1912-1986), Seîd Yûsif and Îsa Berwarî (1933 Mûsil - 2002 Mûsil).
This picture is taken in 1972 in Beirut

 

 

 

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Kurdish singer Fûad Ehmed Southern Kurdistan

 

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The welknown artist with Kurdish origin Yilmaz Guney ("The Ugly King")

 

 

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The welknown artist with Kurdish origin Yilmaz Guney ("The Ugly King")

 

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Yilmaz Guney ("The Ugly King") in discussions with Turkish militaries

 

 

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Fûad Ehmed with other Kurdish singers in 1960-ies . From the right: Tahir Tewfîq, Fûad Ehmed, Îsa Berwarî, Bakurî, Ehmed El-Xelîl, Nivîsevan Tariq Brahîm Sherîf, Yas Xizir

 

 

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Fûad Ehmed with other Kurdish singers in 1960-ies . From the right: Hesen Cizîrî, Nivîsevan Hashim Cibarî, Mihemmed Arif Cizrawî û nivîsevan Evdulla Ebas

 

 

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Fûad Ehmed with Kurdish singers Heyder Evdurrehman û hunermend Bakurî (Îsraîl Anderyos Xemmo)

 

 

 

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Shemûn Levî - Kurdish Jew living in Israel


Kurds of Israel

Kurdish Judaica


 

 

 

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Mihemmed-î Mihrî (1889-1957) with his family, Istanbul, 1940


 

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Kurdistan for the Deaf People - Kurdistan ji bo Kerran (Guhgiranan)


 

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Sahmeran- Queen of the snakes (A Kurdish mitological tale)

 

 

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The Lake Wan

 

 

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The Lake Wan

 

 

 

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Colemerg (Hekarî)

 

 

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Historical buildings in Farqîn

 

 

 

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The ancient city Husnkef on the historical river Tigris which has it's roots from 10 thousand years will be drown by giant water dam.
One of the oldest cultural haritage of the ancient civilisations in upper Mesopotamia (Ancient Kurdistan) on Tigris River

 

 



Palangan (Tigers) Village in Eastern Kurdistan

 

 

 

 

Argonia - Erxenî ("Ergani") - 1940

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Elbistan

 

 

A symbol of the God Ahura Mazda (the allmighty sour masta =sour Yogurd) in Zaraoastranian Faith

 

 

 

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Pulitzer Prize photo

In 1979, the U.S.-backed Shah of Iran was overthrown by Islamic radicals, led by Ayatollah Khomeini. Later that year, a group of 11 Kurdish men were lined up and shot to death, accused of various crimes. Their executions at a municipal airport in Sanandaj, the capital of Kurdistan, followed a brief trial during which no evidence was presented.

Iranian photographer Jahangir Razmi, took 70 pictures of this execution in Kurdistan on Aug. 27, 1979. One picture won the Pulitzer Prize. It was, however, awarded to an unnamed photographer - the only anonymous recipient in the 90-year history of the award. Mr. Razmi preserved 27 of the photos on a contact sheet and stowed it away in his home.

A photograph capturing this event was published and eventually won a Pulitzer Prize, but the photographer's identity was kept secret to protect him. An account Saturday in The Wall Street Journal reveals the photographer's name -- Jahangir Razmi -- and story.

Iranian Islamic Militia (Pasdaran) killing Kurds without trial, August 1979. This picture was taken by a Persian journalist, Jihangir Razmi.
But because of the fear for the Iranian Islamic regime, he didn't proclamate his name even though this picture
won a Pulitzer Prize. For security of his life he has been hold this a secret for 27 years. Source: Wall Street Journal.

 

 

 

Şêx Faxrî Bukarkî

(1899 Qamîşlo/Diyarbekir- 1933 Geliyê Godernê/Diyarbekir)

 

 

 

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The legendary Kurdish politician Mehdī Zana - At the Agirī meeting holding a political speech - 1968

 

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Nechirvan Barzani & The leader of the Yezidians Sheik Tehsin

 

 

Saîd Hussein Huznî Mukriyani, brother of Gîw

 

 

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Kurdish Guerilla soldiers

 

 

 

 

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The legendary student leader and the Kurdish intellectual: Înglîz with the Kurdish peshmergas at the begining of 1980'ies in Eastern Kurdistan

 

 

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The legendary student leader and the Kurdish intellectual: Înglîz with the Kurdish peshmergas at the begining of 1980'ies in Eastern Kurdistan

 

 

 

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A Kurdish monk in old Kurdish religious faith: Yezidism

 

 

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A Kurdish darvish singing old textes from the old Kurdish religious faith; Alewitism which is a faith in dualism, (Kurdistan's Dersim province)

 

 

Sheik Ahmad Barzanî - Khodan (Xudan) 1896-1969

 

 

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Idris Barzani, the young Mesud Barzani and Saddam Huseyn

 

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Kurdish folkloric dance from the Kurdish Jabakhchor (Bîngol) province

 

 

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Painting "Govend" dans in the row, by Mahdi Ziaoddini

 

 

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Kurdish children in the Kurdish city Kirkuk painted an Arabic combat tank in colorful piece of art





 

 

 


 

 

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Catifa de Mahabad, capital de la República Kurda del 1946 (Kurdistan Oriental)

 

 

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Kurdish children and bombs, 1980:ies in Shouthern Kurdistan (Iraq)

 

 

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The symbol of Hoyboon (independence) - The Kurdish Political Organization at the begining of last century.

 

 

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Kurdistan's President Masoud Barzanî, Iraq's President Jalal Talabanî and US secratary of state Colin Powell, lighting candles (15-09-2003) for killed people in Kurdish city Halabja when Saddam's regime used chemical weapons in 1988.

 

 

 

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18 May 1982, started Kurdish political prisoners a hunger strike action in the military Turkish prison in Diyarbekir and many of them died in this action, illustration: Abdullah Aksu

 

 

 

 

 

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Kurdish Girl with Traditional Cloths

 

 

 



 

 

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Li Navenda Pirtûkxane & Arsîvxaneya Kurdî - SARA'yê






Kurds From The Earlier Centruies

Eighteen Centuries's Kurdish Original Engravings

 

The Foundation For Kurdish Library & Museum

 

 

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Foundation For Kurdish Library & Museum

 

 

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