Eridu

Eridu

Eridu, Tell Abu Shahrain, is an archaeological site in southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Eridu was long considered the earliest city in southern Mesopotamia and is still today argued to be one of the oldest cities in the world. The site was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of The Ahwar of Southern Iraq in 2016.

Site Information

Country: Iraq

District: Dhi Qar Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: Fourth Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Sumer

Later Cultures: Sumer

Site Features: Sumerian Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: The Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Refuge of Biodiversity and the Relict Landscape of the Mesopotamian Cities

Date of Inscription: 2016

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