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Welcome to Mesopotamia for tourism and guiding services in IRAQ.

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From unforgettable sights to undiscovered corners, there’s just so much to see and explore. Choose from one of my private tours or opt for a guided group tour. If you have any questions or are ready to book your tour, feel free to get in touch.

Historical Background

The history of Iraq has been marked by cultural ascendance comparable only to the glory of the ancient Egyptian and Greco-Roman civilizations.

 

There are in the country about 10,000 archaeological sites in which lie hidden the remains of a long succession of civilization that date as far back as the palaeolithic age, 100,000 years ago. The most recent are those that belong to the Islamic periods.

Mesopotamia (“Land Between the Rivers”) sustained its place as an axis of learning for more than 4,000 years, attracting students, thinkers, and intellectuals from around the world. The world's first civilization developed in the area of Mesopotamia known as Sumer around 3500 B.C.E.

 

Ancient Iraq was also the site of the Assyrian and Babylonian civilizations, extant in the period from 3500 B.C.E. to 53 B.C.E. The Code of Hammurabi, the first codified legal system, and cuneiform, the first system of writing, were both invented in what is now modern Iraq,

 

Mesopotamia was soon to be the hub of trade and culture in the Muslim world.

Highlighted Attractions

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IRAQ MUSEUM

In many ways, the history of Iraq is the history of all humanity. The Iraq Museum's huge collection tells the epic story of human civilization, from the earliest settlements to the rise and fall of vast empires. These artifacts, some of them more than 10,000 years old, show the development of everything from hunting and writing implements to mathematics, art, law, religion, and industry.

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MUSTANSIRIYA SCHOOL

Mustansiriya school was a medieval-era scholarly complex that provided a universal system of higher education. It was established in 1227 CE and was named after and built by the Abbasid Caliph al-Mustansir in Baghdad, Iraq. The Madrasa taught many different subjects, including medicine, math, literature, grammar, philosophy, and Islamic religious studies.

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COPPER MARKET

For hundreds of years, the Safafeer copper market in downtown Baghdad has been one of the most popular landmarks, which reflects traditional cultural and economic life of Baghdad and remains famous for producing various copper collectables and artifacts.

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MUTANABBI STREET

It is the historic center of Baghdad bookselling, a street filled with bookstores and outdoor book stalls. It was named after the 10th-century classical Iraqi poet Al‑Mutanabbi.

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BORSIPPA

An archeological site in Babylon Province, Iraq. The ziggurat is today one of the most vividly identifiable surviving ones, identified in the later Arabic culture with the Tower of Babel. However, modern scholarship concludes that the Sumero-Akkadian builders of the Ziggurat in reality erected it as a religious edifice in honour of the local god Nabu, called the "son" of Babylon's Marduk,

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IMAM HUSAYN SHRINE

It is the mosque and burial site of the third Imam of Islam, in the city of Karbala, Iraq. It stands on the site of the Mausoleum of Husayn, who was a grandson of prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), near the place where he was martyred during the Battle of Karbala in 680 CE. The tomb of Husayn is one of the holiest places and many make pilgrimages to the site. Every year, millions of pilgrims visit the city to observe Ashura, which marks the anniversary of Husayn's death.

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URUK

Uruk played a leading role in the early urbanization of Sumer in the mid-4th millennium BC. By the final phase of the Uruk period around 3100 BC, the city may have had 40,000 residents, with 80,000-90,000 people living in its environs, making it the largest urban area in the world at the time. The legendary king Gilgamesh, according to the chronology presented in the Sumerian King List (henceforth SKL), ruled Uruk in the 27th century BC

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UR CITY

Ur was once a coastal city near the mouth of the Euphrates on the Persian Gulf, the coastline has shifted and the city is now well inland, on the south bank of the Euphrates, 16 kilometres (9.9 miles) from Nasiriyah in modern-day Iraq.

The city dates from the Ubaid period circa 3800 BC.

The site is marked by the partially restored ruins of the Ziggurat of Ur, which contained the shrine of Nanna, excavated in the 1930s. The temple was built in the 21st century BC, during the reign of Ur-Nammu and was reconstructed in the 6th century BC by Nabonidus, the last king of Babylon.

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IRAQI MARSHES

Iraqi Marshes are a wetland area located in Southern Iraq and Southwestern Iran, used to be the largest wetland ecosystem of Western Eurasia. It is a rare aquatic landscape in the desert, providing habitat for the Marsh Arabs and important populations of wildlife.

Since 2016 the Mesopotamian marshes have been listed as an UNESCO Heritage Site.

SPIRAL MINARET

is a mosque from the 9th century CE located in Samarra. its minaret, the Malwiya Tower, is a spiraling cone 52 meters (171 ft) high and 33 meters (108 ft) wide with a spiral ramp, The mosque is located within the 15,058-hectare (37,210-acre) Samarra Archaeological City UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed in 2007.

The minaret rises on the mosque's Northeastern side and at the time of construction, it was the world's largest mosque.

NERGAL GATE

The northern city wall of Nineveh had three gates: the Nergal Gate was middle gate, It is located in the western part of the northern section of the Nineveh city wall,

It was built by King Sennacherib around 700 BCE as one of between 15 and 18 gates he built around his new administrative capital city.

Part of the gate was destroyed by ISIS.

Mar Behnam Monastery

The monastery was built in the 4th century by a king named Senchareb as penance for martyring his son Mar Behnam and daughter Sarah after they converted to Christianity.

After its establishment, the monastery was part of the Church of the East up until the 14th century.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is IRAQ safe to travel?

Iraq is relatively safer than before. especially the territories taken over by ISIS had been taken back, after all the trouble caused by ISIS the situation has gone back to normal and no worth-mentioning security issues citywide or other Iraqi provinces.

How do I pay?

Payment can be settled in Cash upon arrival or transfer by Western Union.

It's highly suggested to bring some US dollars as it's the most versatile currency in Iraqi . Many places accept US dollars and they're accepted at all currency exchange businesses, The exchange rates are very reasonable.

How to get my Visa to Iraq?

The Visa to Iraq now can be obtained on arrival, the requirements are:

1- A PCR test for the last 72 hours.

2- A hotel and flight reservation.

Are drones allowed for photographing purposes?

Drones are strictly prohibited and will be confiscated by the airport authorities unless a special approvals from the respective authorities are presented, However, obtaining these approvals takes time and cannot be guaranteed hundred percent.

What are the types of attractions and How long does it take to cover them all?

the attractions are in two types: Archeological sites and Religious sites.


A 5-Day trip can cover 40-50 percent of the sites, most of them are the close ones to Baghdad.


A 10-Day trip can cover most of the sites with a little bit busy and cramped tour schedule.


A 15-Day trip can cover all sites with very enough time for both resting and photographing as well as getting in-depth of the lifestyle of the inhabitants and the traditions of the visited cities which gives unforgettable and unique experience.

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CLOCK CHURCH

Also known as the name of the Latin Church, It was a Catholic church in the center of Mosul, in northern Iraq. Built in the 1870s by the Dominican Fathers, it was especially famous for its bell donated by the Empress Eugenia de Montijo.

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CTESIPHON

Ctesiphon served as a royal capital of the Iranian empire in the Parthian and Sasanian eras for over eight hundred years.[3] Ctesiphon was the winter capital of the Sasanian Empire until the Muslim conquest of Persia in 651 AD.

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SADDAM PALACE

Saddam Hussein's ruined Babylon palace.

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