An illustrated lecture by Richard Wilding

Department of Archaeology, University of Reading

5th May 2016

Richard Wilding gave an illustrated lecture and presentation of his photographs of Kurdistan, exploring the region’s ancient civilisation, documenting its archaeology, ethnic diversity, history of persecution and renewal, and the current refugee crisis.

His subjects included the Erbil citadel, which claims to be the world’s oldest continuously inhabited city, the Yezidi shrine of Lalish, and the canal built by King Sennacherib to water the famed gardens of Nineveh.