Assur

Assur

Assur, also known as Ashur, Qal'at Sherqat, Kalah Shergat, was a city in the Neo-Assyrian Empire. The remains of the city are situated on the western bank of the river Tigris, north of the confluence with the tributary Little Zab river, in modern-day Iraq. The city was occupied from the mid-3rd millennium BC (2600-2500 BC) to the 14th century AD. The Site was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.

Site Information

Country: Iraq

District: Saladin Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Third Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Assyrian

Later Cultures: Assyrian

Site Features: Assyrian Monuments


World Heritage Site

Official Name: Ashur (Qal’at Sherqat)

Date of Inscription: 2003

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