U.S. Consul General Gross Visited Erbil Citadel

people visiting citadelOn August 2, Consul General Ken Gross and Special Advisor for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia Knox Thames visited the Erbil Citadel and met with Citadel Director Dr. Dara al-Yakoobi, who informed them about the site’s 6000 years of history, and discussed ongoing threats to Erbil’s cultural heritage. While there, Gross and Thames also visited the textile museum, where they learned about traditional weaving techniques in the Kurdistan Region.