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Citadel of Arbil, Erbil

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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The World Heritage Site of Citadel of Arbil showcases a historic fortress perched upon a large 'tell', a mound formed by the site being constantly occupied since the ancient times. Excavations show evidence of the citadel’s inhabitation in the 5th millennium BC, and possibly even earlier, in the Neolithic Period. Exploring the maze-like alleys and antique buildings within the citadel’s stone walls, you will discover thousands of years of Erbil’s rich history and cultural heritage, from prehistoric times to the Neo-Assyrian and Ottoman eras. Put Citadel of Arbil and other Erbil attractions into our Erbil tour planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Great place undergoing refurbishment - ever more sections opening up to the public, well renovated and preserved. New museum, shops and tearooms open 
  • unfortunately the whole place has been totally renovated so little appears authentic. Nice view of market below. It is old but the renovations have spoiled it. 
  • Erbil Citadel of inhabited for years inside. The door of the Castle Al-Mustawfî (1281 – 1349), known as the great historian and geographer Arnold has a giant statue of Şerafeddîn Mibarekê, herhes as we took photos. Because of the back of the castle is the perfect views of the city.
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