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Ash Sharqat Destination Guide

Delve into Ash Sharqat in Iraq!

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Ash Sharqat in the region of Şalāḩ ad Dīn is a city in Iraq - some 162 mi (or 261 km) North-West of Baghdad, the country's capital.

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Current time in Ash Sharqat is now 08:40 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Baghdad" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Qaryat Tulul al Baj, Tikrit, Qaryat Shindir al 'Ulya, Sharqat, An Naml or Nahiyat Hiran. While being here, make sure to check out Sudayrah, Qaryat as Safinah, Jamilah Hun, Al Khasm, Qaryat Ya'ajah and Al Hajj Khudayr Muhammad al Jasim as well. We also found some pictures.


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Interesting facts about this location

Assur

Assur, accurately spelled as Aššur which denotes the correct pronunciation according to the voiceless postalveolar fricative,, was and is home to the Aššuri people. It was one of the capitals of ancient Assyria wholly known as the Empire of Aššur. The remains of the city are situated on the western bank of the river Tigris, north of the confluence with the tributary Little Zab river, in modern day Iraq, more precisely in the Al-Shirqat District.

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Located at 35.49, 43.24 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Amorite cities, Ancient Assyrian cities, Archaeological sites in Iraq, Assyrian geography, Former populated places in Iraq, Saladin Province, World Heritage Sites in Iraq

Kar-Tukulti-Ninurta

Kar-Tukulti-Ninurta was a new cult center for Ashur and perhaps a new capital city founded by the Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta I (about 1243–1207 BC) just north of Assur. Its name meant "Port Tukulti-Ninurta".

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Located at 35.49, 43.24 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Ancient Assyrian cities, Archaeological sites in Iraq, Saladin Province

Assyrian eclipse

The Assyrian eclipse is also known as Bur-Sagale (Bur-Saggile, Pur-Sagale or Par-Sagale) eclipse. It was recorded in Assyrian eponym lists, most likely in the 9th year of king Ashur-dan III. The actual short entry reads as follows: Bur-Sagale of Guzana, revolt in the city of Assur. In the month Simanu an eclipse of the sun took place.

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Located at 35.49, 43.24 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:760s BC, Ancient astronomy, Assyria, Assyriology, Chronology, Solar eclipses