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Citadel of Arbil, Erbil

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Historic Site
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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  • At this particular sight UNESCO did a terrible job! They moved all the inhabitants out of the citadel, except one family so that the place continues to be the longest inhabited place on earth. There r...  more »
  • This is one of the longest most continuously lived in cities in the world. It is being rehabilitated by UNESCO so much of the area is a construction site at the moment so where you can walk is limited...  more »
  • A place once visited in 1993. But now Arbil in a bubble economy become rich got old houses at the top of the castle remains.
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