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About the Author
David Chibo is an Australian-born Iraqi from the Assyrian-Christian community and a member of the Assyrian Church of the East. He spent six months prior to the Iraq invasion working in northern Iraq with local aid groups delivering humanitarian relief as well as providing technical training to the local population. He is also a Melbourne-based freelance journalist for the online Assyrian magazine Zinda and a frequent writer on Orientalism. He is currently working on a thesis - due to be published in an archaeological athletics journal called Nikephorus - titled Gilgamesh Games (See www.gilgameshgames.org) that seeks to trace back the origins of the ancient Greek Olympic Games back to their precursors in ancient Iraq.