Sulaymaniyah Museum, Tourism in Iraq

Sulaymaniyah Museums, Tourism in Iraqi Kurdistan

The Sulaymaniyah Museum is located in the middle of Salem Street, It is considered one of the most important tourist places in the city of Sulaymaniyah, being the second largest museum in Iraq, The museum contains more than 70,000 artifacts dating back to the Mesopotamian civilization. The artifacts are arranged in chronology and by the different civilizations that emerged in Mesopotamia, Among those pieces are a stone ax that is more than 100,000 years old, and the fifth part of the famous Epic of Gilgamesh, in addition to many pieces such as clay tablets, pottery jars, and golden ornaments.

Working hours are from 9 am to 1 pm
Free admission

Amna Surka Museum

It is about 1.3 km from Sulaymaniyah Museum Amna Surka Museum or Sulaymaniyah Security Directorate During the time of the dictator Saddam Hussein, the Security Directorate was a source of terror and anxiety for the people of Sulaymaniyah, as it was used by the dictatorial regime to torture the rebellious Kurds. The authorities of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq turned it into a museum. It kept the buildings, tanks and torture chambers. You can visit the museum and tour the cells and red corridors and see the methods of torture. The museum is visited by tourists from Iraq and foreigners.

Working hours: from 9 am to 2 pm

Free admission

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