Ur of the Chaldees
Ur is one of the most impressive ancient sites in Iraq. It was mentioned in the Bible as the birthplace of Abraham, and its earliest...
Arch of Ctesiphon
Little is left of the city of Ctesiphon, apart from the arch. The city was built in the 2nd century BC by the Parthian Persians. The...
Lonely Planet review
Babylon, perhaps the most famous of Iraq's ancient sites, was most prominent during the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II (605-563 BC). With its high walls and magnificent palaces and temples, it was regarded as one of the world's most beautiful cities. Now, all that remains of the ruins of Babylon is a huge and magnificent lion, eroded by time and the weather.