Lecture: Erbil Citadel

May 8, 2014, 6 p.m.
Erbil Citadel – history and heritage
A lecture by Dar Al-Yaqubi, the head of the High Commission for Erbil Citadel Revitalization
The lecture will be accompanied by an exhibition of photography

Erbil is the capital of the Kurdistan autonomous state, and one of the oldest cities in the world. Its landscape is dominated by the citadel. For thousands of years the Citadel has preserved its unchanged form and architectural character. According to the archeological research, it has existed for at least six thousand years. It can be considered one of the oldest constantly inhabited residential objects in the world.

In 2008 the project of the renovation of the citadel has been initiated by the High Commission for Erbil Citadel Revitalization. The plan includes comprehensive actions leading to the renewal of its position as the centre for culture, recreation and tourism in the heart of the modern city of Erbil. In 2013 the Commission prepared a project for the inclusion of the Citadel on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

The lecture will be held in English with the simultaneous interpreting into Polish. Entrance is free
The exhibition presenting Erbil Citadel, the process of its revitalization and renovation, together with the efforts aiming at protecting the priceless heritage will be available for viewing at the ICC from May 8 to May 11.
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