Civilization Museum

The Erbil Civilization Museum is located on Salam Barzani Street opposite to the City Hall, not far from the Francoise Hareeri International Stadium.   Also sometimes referred

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The Erbil Civilization Museum is located on Salam Barzani Street opposite to the City Hall, not far from the Francoise Hareeri International Stadium.

 

Also sometimes referred to as the "Archaeological Museum," this institution houses more than 700 artifacts from the surrounding areas. Pieces comes from all parts of ancient history, with three galleries divided by time period. The first gallery features the Paleolithic period, showcasing items from the Shanidar cave and Hezar Merd. Artifacts from the Urartians and Hurrians (Khurrites), the New Assyrians, the Seleucids, the Parthians, and others are housed in the second gallery. The third gallery focuses on antiquities of the Islamic era.[i]

 

The Erbil Civilization Museum was relocated to its current site in downtown Erbil in 1989. Plans are being formed to build a new museum with international standards. The museum is under the stewardship of the Erbil Antiquities Department, a subsidiary of the Tourism Ministry.[ii]

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[i] "Erbil Civilization Museum." Hawler Governorate. Retrieved 2014-07-11.

 

[ii] "Kurdistan Culture Ministry is ashamed of Erbil Museum." Kurd Net. Retrieved 2014-07-11.

The Erbil Civilization Museum has free admission and is open from 9am to 1:30pm, closed on Fridays.

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