Iraqi historian Imad Abdel Salam Raouf passes away at 73

BAGHDAD — On Sunday, at the age of 73, Iraqi historian Imad Abdel Salam Raouf passed away. Raouf began his long and successful academic and intellectual journey in the 1970s.

Raouf contributed to studies and writings about Syriac historians, in addition to his rich presence in the events and activities of the Literary and National Unions of the Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people.

The Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian community in Iraq mourned his passing as a great loss for the academic and cultural community.

Iraqi Minister of Culture Hassan Nazim stated that Raouf had supplied the library with tens of important historical books that cover the historic identity of Iraq. “He taught several generations who are still indebted to him,” he added.

It was Raouf was head of the Center for the Revival of Arab Scientific Heritage at the University of Baghdad. He published more than 135 works.