Tel Keppe is now considered an extension of the city of Mosul with a population close to 25,000 people.
It's estimated that couple of hundreds of its natives continue to live in Tel Keppe.
Chaldeans are the indigenous people of Iraq who speak a form of Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus Christ.
The baby smiled like the future her parents dreamed of. troops were deployed, whether among steadfast allies or recently conquered enemies, and regardless of culture, language, religion or the best efforts of the military hierarchy to prevent "fraternizing," soldiers and locals got married.
There are many stereotypes when it comes to Middle Eastern fashion, but in reality there is a mix of Western and Eastern influence.
In the 1950s, when Iraq operated as newly independent state, women wore Western clothing, and exhibited a strong sense of stree fashion.
James Michael Ahearn from Concord, Calif., winner of two Bronze Stars, veteran of tours in Korea, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
He would bring food for her family and eat with them when he could.