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Syriac Heritage Museum

An small museum, full of ancient artifacts.In the back of the museum is an archaeological site that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
amirhossein f
Tehran, Iran
A place embraces history

Finally, My feet brought me to such a nice place in the top of Ankawa city north Erbil... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Hasanain M
via mobile
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Off Ainkawa Street, Erbil 44001, Iraq
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An small museum, full of ancient artifacts.In the back of the museum is an archaeological site that is still being worked.

Thank amirhossein f
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Finally, My feet brought me to such a nice place in the top of Ankawa city north Erbil.. traditional dresses for people lived in Kurdistan and Mosul, ancient tools, Syriac books, and a simulator city made by mud to mimic Ankawa city before about 60...More

Thank Hasanain M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Just the model of ancient Erbil is worth the time to visit this museum. With the rest of the priceless artifacts on display, this was a surprising find among placed to see in Erbil.

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

this place is awesome to visit and it shows how syriacs are not kurd or arabs and they have their own culture and heritage l.

1  Thank Matti H
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This museum is all about relatively modern Kurdish culture. The best parts are the regioanl costumes. All the other items are pretty ordinary and not of great interest. There was not much signage or information to read in English. Given it was rather hard to...More

Thank Richard E
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This museum is fascinating. It tells the stories of the Christian people of Iraq. There is a great clay model of the old village of Ankawa. Did you know Ankawa has been a Christian village for 2,000 years? There is an archaeological site right across...More

Thank bigfamily0f8
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Very instructing and informative. The model of the original town as it was in 1950 together with the artifacts exhibited gives you a great idea of what life was like.The director of the museum toured me throughout the whole museum. I recommend it!!

1  Thank Robin T
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

If you visit the city of Ankawa you should visit this center you will discover how was the life of Ankawa at the past and the history of Chaldean Syriac Assyrian villages and thier tradition

Thank Kaldo R
Reviewed 10 June 2014

It is said it has an interesting collection, but it is closed during weekends.......! So on Fridays and Saturdays...........while Erbik likes to promote itself as a touristic attraction...! Nearby is a site of an old settlement from around 5,000 years ago, so I visited there,...More

1  Thank Atze S
Reviewed 27 March 2014

The museum closes on Fridays, Saturdays and national holidays so check before you go.Nothing to compare with European museums but it is still good to visit. I spent 90 minutes there looking at items from the Syriac heritage: clothes, personal items , documents, hand made...More

2  Thank Wasfito
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