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Al Mashru Destination Guide

Touring Al Mashru in Iraq.

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Al Mashru in the region of Bābil is located in Iraq - some 43 mi (or 69 km) South of Baghdad, the country's capital city.

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Time in Al Mashru is now 10:48 AM (Friday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Baghdad" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your travel resources, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Shaykh Muhammad Bayk, Nahiyat al Imam, Qal'at 'Umran az Zunbur, Qaryat al Khatuniyah, Karbala or Fadil Husayn. Being here already, consider visiting Al Mashru, Nahiyat Al Mashru, Sajit 'Abbas, Najm 'Abd Allah, Salih Ghannam and Nahiyat al Musaib. We also found some pictures.


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Interesting facts about this location

Kutha

Kutha, Cuthah, or Cutha was an ancient city of Sumer on the right bank of the eastern branch of the Upper Euphrates, north of Nippur and around 25 miles northeast of Babylon. It should not be confused with the site Tell Ibrahim Awad in Egypt.

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Located at 32.75, 44.61 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Archaeological sites in Iraq, Babil Governorate, Former populated places in Iraq, Hebrew Bible places, Samaritan culture and history

Kish (Sumer)

Kish was an ancient city of Sumer in Mesopotamia, considered to have been located near the modern Tell al-Uhaymir in the Babil Governorate of Iraq, some 12 km east of Babylon and 80 km south of Baghdad.

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Located at 32.75, 44.61 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Tags:Archaeological sites in Iraq, Former populated places in Iraq, Sumerian cities

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one of the wonders that may have been purely legendary. They were purportedly built in the ancient city-state of Babylon, near present-day Al Hillah, Babil province, in Iraq. The Hanging Gardens were not the only World Wonder in Babylon; the city walls and obelisk attributed to Queen Semiramis were also featured in ancient lists of Wonders.

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Located at 32.75, 44.61 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 18 mi away.
Tags:Babylon, Babylonian art and architecture, Destroyed landmarks, Fertile Crescent, Gardens in Iraq, Landscape design history, Nebuchadnezzar II, Terraced gardens

Ishtar Gate

The Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon. It was constructed in about 575 BC by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II on the north side of the city.

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Located at 32.75, 44.61 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 18 mi away.
Tags:6th-century BC architecture, Antikensammlung Berlin, Babylon, Babylonian art and architecture, Nebuchadnezzar II, Sculpture of the Ancient Near East, Visitor attractions in Iraq

Etemenanki

Etemenanki was the name of a ziggurat dedicated to Marduk in the city of Babylon of the 6th century BCE Neo-Babylonian dynasty. Originally seven stories in height, little remains of it now except ruins.

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Located at 32.75, 44.61 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 18 mi away.
Tags:6th-century BC architecture, Tower of Babel, Ziggurats