Al-Hirah

Al-Hirah

Al-Hirah was an ancient city located south of al-Kufah in south-central Iraq. The city was very significant in pre-Islamic Arab history. Originally a military encampment, in the 5th and 6th centuries CE it became the capital of the Lakhmids.

Site Information

Country: Iraq

District: Najaf Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 5th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Old Arabs

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Old Arabs Monuments

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