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The most important Iraqi archaeological sites

       The number of archaeological sites in Iraq is more than 12 thousand sites, including monuments dating back to dif
ferent periods of time

Nimrod is located 34 km south of Mosul and  is the current name of the ancient Assyrian city Kaleh. Excavation began in the period 1845-1851 and in 1980 resulted in the finding of three royal tombs containing various treasure

Nippur or Nefer, an ancient city in Mesopotamia, is now in the city of Afak, located 170 kilometers south of Baghdad, and Nippur was the religious capital of the Sumerians and Babylonians. And subjected to the rule of various strains, including the Sumerians, Assyrians, and Assyrians.

Babylon is located 90 km south of Baghdad, and it means in the Akkadian language Bab al-Ilah, its effects were revealed between the year (1899 and 1917) and among its most famous kings Nebuchadnezzar II of the Chaldeans (604-562 BC), and Hamorabi of the Amorites (1792-1750 before Christmas).


The city of Samarra lies 124 km north of Baghdad, and it was a military fortress in the Sassanid era and was known as the Sumer Fort. It is one of the most important cities in Islamic history.

The construction of the city, the Abbasid caliph al-Mu'tasim, began in the year 221 AH. Among its most famous historical monuments is the Great Mosque built by the Caliph Al-Mutawakkil, which has a twisted minaret at a height of about 52 meters and other ancient mosques.

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