I hope that the work in progress brings back the splendeur of this citadelle. The first systematic archaeological excavations at the Citadel started in 2013. The perimeter wall of the citadel is not a continuous fortification wall, but consists of the façades of approximately 100 houses that have been built against each other. Government is doing a great job in maintaining original buildings and repairing them, so more and more parts of Citadel are opened to visitors. The project is scheduled to take eighteen months to complete, and will entail the restoration of the hammam and the restoration of an old complex, which will become a Children's Interpretation Center. Erbil Citadel is one of the longest continuously inhabited settlements in the Middle East, and possibly the world. So is this a worthwhile inscription? I visited Iraqi Kurdistan in October 2018. Zo blijkt Erbil het oude Arbela te zijn, een belangrijk Assyrisch politiek en religieus centrum. Definitely worth a visit to the Citadel, it is full of history and is the main site to visit when you are in Erbil. Suite 2412 The site has Definitely worth a visit to the Citadel, it is full of history and is the main site to visit when you are in Erbil. 2.41 Score, ICOMOS advised Deferral, Algeria provided the Amendment for Inscription which was accepted by all without the need of a vote, High Commission for Erbil Citadel Revitalization, Photo Essay: Inside 7,000 Years of History at Erbil Citadel in Iraq, Restorers making headway in rehabilitation of Erbil Citadel (19.02.20), Inside look at Erbil Citadel restoration (06.09.15), Irbil Citadel Restoration Slows as Iraqi Kurds Devote Funds to Fighting IS (13.06.15), After 6,000 Years, Time For A Renovation At Iraq's Citadel (27.02.15), The site has Among the achievements since the creation of HCECR are the restoration of various houses, the preparation of a site management plan, and the establishment of buffer zones in the lower town. The citadel is under re-construction, but still interesting exhibits. La citadelle présente un tracé de rues particulier, en éventail, datant de la phase ottomane tardive d’Erbil. It takes about a hour to go round, enjoy1. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Demolition and abandonment were not accompanied by replacements with modern, incompatible materials and forms, leaving substance and design of the historic city relatively preserved, despite that materials from existing buildings were used to erect temporary housing by newcomers who occupied the site for a couple of decades.