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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat), Iraq

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat) is an ancient city on the Tigris River that has been recognized as a World Heritage Site. The archaeological site is on the west bank of the Tigris, to the north of its confluence with the Little Zab river, in the district of Al-Shirqat.

Ashur was one of the capitals of ancient Assyria, a civilization from over 2,000 BC. The city was named after its principal deity, which is the highest god in the Assyrian pantheon. Excavation of Ashur was first conducted in 1898 by German archaeologists. Many of the discoveries made here are exhibited at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin. Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat) was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 27th session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, France, on 29 June - 5 July, 2003.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N35 27 32.004 E43 15 34.992 in the Governorate of Salah ad Din, Iraq
Inscription Year: 2003
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III, IV

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