Talhat Site

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Talhat Site

Talhat is a station along Darb Zubaydah (the route of caravansaries of pilgrims from Iraq to Mecca). It is located south of Kufa in the Iraqi province of Najaf. Al-Talhat Station is one of the large stations that includes many wells and water basins (pools), in addition to square-shaped buildings with rooms and four watchtowers in each corner.

Site Information

Country: Iraq

District: Najaf Governorate

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 9th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: The Hajj Pilgrimage Routes: The Darb Zubaydah (Iraq)

Date of Submission: 2022

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