My Favourite History Place: Erbil Citadel, Iraq

Historian feature

By Andy Reid, published 22nd May 2019

Andy Reid reveals that enthusiasm for a particular historic site can develop over a number of years with more familiarity with the setting.

Erbil Citadel is claimed to be the oldest continuously occupied human settlement in the world. The site is roughly circular, occupying a plateau about a quarter of a mile across and about 30 metres above the level of the modern city below...

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