Baghdad, Iraq - Dar Al-Nahrain, or “The House of Mesopotamia,” is a well-known printing and publishing house in Baghdad. It was established in 1980 and has printed everything from currency to passports and even many of Iraq’s postal stamps. Like most of Iraq’s Ministries and institutions, it was ransacked by looters after the fall of Baghdad.
It was perhaps considered a target of special interest to some, as it printed Uday’s periodical “Babil” as well as its more benign documents. It also may have been seen as just another emblem of Saddam’s Ba’athist-era Iraq, having been established after Saddam siezed control of the country. The Nahrain printing presses ran throughout
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