Kirkuk Citadel

Kirkuk Citadel

Kirkuk Citadel is located in the centre of the city of Kirkuk in Iraq, and is considered to be the oldest part of the city. It is believed to have been built by King Ashurnasirpal II between 884 and 858 BC as a military defence line of Arrapha.

Site Information

Country: Iraq

District: Kirkuk Governorate

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Assyrian

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Assyrian & Islamic Monuments

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