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Railway station where Agatha Christie arrived, Mosul, Iraq, 1977

Railway station where Agatha Christie arrived, Mosul, Iraq, 1977

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Railway station where Agatha Christie arrived, Mosul, Iraq, 1977

Railway station where Agatha Christie arrived, Mosul, Iraq, 1977. Agatha Christie spent time in Mosul in the early 1950s while her husband, the archaeologist Max Mallowan, excavated the ancient site of Nimrud

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© Vivienne Sharp/Heritage Images

1950s 1970s Agatha Al Mawsil Compartment Fifties Iraq Iraqi Mosul Ninawa Railway Carriage Railway Station Seventies Sharp Train Vivienne Vivienne Sharp Agatha Christie Christie

This print captures the historic railway station in Mosul, Iraq, where renowned author Agatha Christie arrived in 1977. The station holds a significant place in Christie's life as she had previously spent time in Mosul during the early 1950s while her husband, archaeologist Max Mallowan, conducted excavations at the ancient site of Nimrud. The image showcases a vibrant snapshot of mid-20th century transportation and travel. A colorful train compartment stands out against the backdrop of this Iraqi city, showcasing both its historical charm and modernity. The sharpness of the photograph allows us to appreciate every detail - from the intricate design on the carriage to the bustling platform beyond. As we gaze upon this scene frozen in time, we can almost imagine Agatha Christie stepping off that very train onto this platform all those years ago. It serves as a reminder that even celebrated authors like her were not immune to wanderlust and adventure. This photograph by Vivienne Sharp transports us back to an era when rail travel was still prominent and evokes a sense of nostalgia for simpler times. It offers us a glimpse into both history and culture – not only capturing an iconic location but also reflecting on how it played a part in shaping one of literature's most beloved figures.

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