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SAMPLE ITINERARY

Sample Sites in Kurdistan

Akré

While modern Akre was founded by the Ottoman Empire (1877), the most commonly held view dates its origin to around 700 BC. The Kurdish Prince Zeid who named it after the Zoroastrians designation “Iakr” – meaning fire, founded it. 

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Amedi

The ancient city of Amadiya (dating from the Assyrian era) located on a high promontory above a breathtaking landscape and fed by a geothermal spring originating far below the mountain. 90 Km northeast of Dohuk; about 1400 m above sea level; surrounded by heights it was once an almost impenetrable fortress. The city Gate (Bab Zebar) is located in the eastern side of the City of Amadiya. Its width was 4 meters, built by Imaduddin Al- Zanki in 5-600 AD.

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Barzan

Mysterious Land of Ancient Cultures & Caves Mergasor in the Barzan Region of Kurdistan is home to some of the most important ancient archeological sites in the world. Shanidar Cave discovered in 1957 changed the world’s thinking about Neanderthals as remains were discovered revealing ritual burials with wreaths of flowers and medicines used to care for the injured – the most famous named Nandy now resides in the Smithsonian Institute.

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Duhok

Dohuk (also spelled Duhok, Dahuk, and Dihok etc.; is the capital of Dohuk Governorate in Iraq and part of Iraqi Kurdistan, with a population reaching to 280,000 inhabitants, mostly consisting of Kurds, with a significant Assyrian population. Mountains along the Tigris River encircle the city. Dohuk has a growing tourist industry, its population having increased rapidly since the 1990s as the rural population moved to the cities.

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