Off the beaten path: Iraq

Iraq, the birthplace of Babylonians and Assyrians, the place of many religious pilgrims and very interesting historical heritage, unfortunately, remains quite unsafe to travel to. There are plenty of sites for the off the beaten path travelers - the alleged Tree of Knowledge, ancient structures, Baghdad battery, the prison museum, the remains of Babylon and more.

The Tree of Knowledge in El Qurna

Some believe that the biblical Tree of Knowledge still stands in El Qurna, Iraq, and that it is the tree from which Eve ate the forbidden fruit. The tree is a place of pilgrimage of various religious…