Kirkuk

Creating a network among Kurds, Israelis and Jews

Over the Hills of Kurdistan: Flying above Kirkuk by Sydney William Carline.  Date painted: 1919

Over the Hills of Kurdistan: Flying above Kirkuk by Sydney William Carline. Date painted: 1919

14. Kirkuk, Iraq When did the earliest inhabitants settle? 2,200 BC Located around 150 miles north of Baghdad, Kirkuk stands on the site of the ancient Assyrian capital of Arrapha. Its strategic importance was recognised by the Babylonians and the Media, who have also controlled the city. The ruins of a 5,000-year-old citadel are still visible, while the city is now the headquarters of Iraq's petroleum industry. Can I go? Not advised. See our Amazing places you can't visit slideshow instead

The world's 20 oldest cities

The world's 20 oldest cities - Kirkuk, Iraq When did the earliest inhabitants settle?

Patio de una casa turcomana en la ciudadela de Kirkuk.

Patio de una casa turcomana en la ciudadela de Kirkuk.

Kirkuk at the beginning twentieth century

Kirkuk at the beginning twentieth century

Mosque At Kirkuk.

Mosque At Kirkuk.

Kirkuk, Iraq

Kirkuk, Iraq

A ruined Chaldean church, on Kirkuk’s Citadel

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