At the dawn of history, the sun rose in Iraq. This is Mesopotamia, the land known as the cradle of human civilization, where major civilizations.

Babylonian, Sumerian, Assyrian, Chaldean or Canaanite, many of the heroes we have known since childhood came from this land. Iraq is a place of epic legends, from Gilgamesh to Adam and Eve to Gilgamesh to Jonah, and it was the fabled site of the Tower of Babel and Ur of the Chaldees, Abraham’s birthplace. Many Biblical prophets were buried in this land as well.

Currently, Iraq is off most people’s travel radar due to safety concerns. When present hostilities cease, the world will finally be able to visit legendary Biblical and historical sites such as Nineveh, ancient Babylon, and the Great Ziggurat of Ur. In the meantime, it is safe to travel to Iraqi Kurdistan, which borders Turkey and Iran. The Kurds are friendly and everyone is happy to meet foreigners, especially Americans.

Where abouts in Iraq?

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Lalish, Al-Shikhan, Iraq

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Kurdistan Region

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Erbil International Airport, Erbil, Iraq

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Tourism website: Unbelievable Kurdistan

Time zone: UTC/GMT +03:00

Currency: IQD – Iraqi Dinar

Official language: Arabic

UNESCO World Heritage sites: 5

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