Amnasuraka Museum, Sulaymaniyah

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Visit the former prison Amnasuraka Museum where officers of Saddam Hussein tortured Kurds under his regime. Go through the tunnel where you can see nearly 200,000 pieces of glass on the walls. Each piece of the mirror on the wall stands for one person killed. On the ceiling, more than 5,000 bulbs represent villages that Hussein's troops destroyed. In some cells there are sculptures depicting torture methods and prisoners. You can also walk around the yard where the watchtower still stands. Amnasuraka Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Sulaymaniyah Edition.
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  • must see if you want to get a deeper understanding and appreciation of the kurdish history and culture.  more »
  • An old security headquarter of Baath party in Suly, where in 1980s security forces where prisoning and torturing people. It reminds of Nazi or Soviet torturing places with small prison cells. There is...  more »
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