The Great Ziggurat of Ur and is one of three well preserved structures of the Neo-Sumerian city of Ur. It was built in the Early Bronze Age - the façade was partially reconstrcuted as well as the monumental staircase.
The National Museum of Iraq contains precious relics from the Mesopotamian civilization. The museum also has galleries devoted to collections of both pre-Islamic and Islamic Arabian art and artifacts - of its many noteworthy collections, the Nimrud gold collection, which features gold jewelry and figures of precious stone that date to the 9th century bce and the collection of stone carvings and cuneiform tablets from Uruk are exceptional.
Nimrud is the later Arab name for the ancient Assyrian city of Kalhu located south on the river Tigris in northern Mesopotamia. Archeologists called the city Nimrud after the Biblical Nimrod, a legendary hunting hero
Al-Askari Mosque is a Shī‘ah Muslim holy siteand one of the most important Shī‘ah mosques in the world. Its dome was destroyed in a bombing by extremists in February 2006 and its two remaining minarets were destroyed in another bombing in June 2007, causing widespread anger amongst Shī‘ah Muslims.
Lake Habbaniyah is a shallow natural lake which has been used to hold flood water from the River Euphrates but is also used for recreational purposes for all to enjoy.
The “Hands of Victory” mark the entrances to the Baghdad Parade Park, built by Saddam Hussein in central Baghdad.
Historically, the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers are known as Mesopotamia and have several small tributaries which feed into the system from shallow freshwater lakes, swamps, and marshes, all surrounded by the desert.
The Al Shaheed Monument, also known as the Martyr’s Memorial, is a monument dedicated to the Iraqi soldiers who died in the Iran-Iraq war.
The Bagdad Zoo is located in the Al Zawra'a Gardens area along with the Al Zawra'a Dream Park and Zawra'a Tower. The zoo re-opened in 2003 after damage occurred in the Iraqi war and now houses about 1070 animals.
The city of Baghdad dates back as one of the first settlements of a thriving civilization and has long hailed as the cultural epicentre of Mesopotamia. Today, Baghdad serves as a portrait of human culture and change, making it one of the most distinctly unique landscapes in the world. In the affluent district of Karrada, lavish shops and restaurants line the streets – providing guests with a haven for Baghdad stays. As for Babylon Warwick Hotel, it’s only 10 minutes from downtown Karrada and provides guests with everything they need, making it ideally situated for weekend stays or international meetings near Jadriya.
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