Learn the history of the Kurdish people from ancient times to the present day at Erbil Civilization Museum. Near the entrance you'll see a room with glass walls that holds large exhibits, such as centuries-old pottery. Proceed to the main building and explore the three sections arranged chronologically, all the way back to the Paleolithic age. Signs in three languages provide illuminating commentary. Don't miss the highlight, an exact replica of a Neanderthal skull found nearby, whose original is kept in Chicago. Make your Erbil itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
Erbil Civilization Museum Reviews
It only has three display rooms.The three sections are arranged in chronological order from Paleolithic to the end of the Abbasid Caliphate. more »
The Erbil Civilization Museum, is one of the emerging museums, although it is not comparable to the world and regional museums, but it is still an important museum of important archaeological... more »
A very small museum but nice, has lots of ancient artifacts excavated around Kurdistan region. I wish they were labeled properly along with history and more information about that particular piece. The staff was very helpful, it was a good experience for the children as well.
It's an interesting place to visit with so many pieces from history but the place is not that huge so that you can't see all pieces and also it's hard to find a parking place
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