Between 1928 and 1932 Archibald Hamilton was the principal engineer of a British-built strategic road across Iraqi Kurdistan, which ran from Arbil, through Rawanduz, to the Iranian border near modern-day Piranshahr. The road became known as the Hamilton Road. Although Hamilton hoped the road would unite the peoples of the region, it has been fought over many times. He described the building of the road in a 1937 book titled Road through Kurdistan. It is hailed as one of the greatest engineering feats of the past two Centuries.
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