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Mesopotamian Cities and Sites

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If you’re looking to explore ancient Mesopotamian cities and Mesopotamian sites and want to find the best places to view the history of Ancient Mesopotamia then you can explore our interactive Mesopotamian cities map above or navigate further by using the links below.

From Babylon to Persepolis and beyond, there’s a great selection of ancient Mesopotamian sites which you can still visit today, and you can find some fantastic Mesopotamian cities to see on your trips.

Once you’ve explored the list of ancient Mesopotamian places and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring Ancient Mesopotamian cities and sites.

Our database of Mesopotamian historic places is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other Ancient Mesopotamian cities or sites, remains or ruins, you can always add them to Historvius now by visiting our upload page.

Click the links below for information on Mesopotamian cities and ancient Mesopotamian sites or view these pages on a map through our explore page:

Ancient Mesopotamia sites : Site Index

  • Babylon Babylon
    Babylon is one of the most famous cities of the ancient mesopotamian world and today can be found near the town of Al-Hillah in modern-day Iraq.
    Photo by gustaf wallen (cc)

  • Hattusha Hattusha
    Hattusha is one of Turkey’s great ruins of the capitals of the Hittite Empire and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is one of the most interesting ancient mesopotamian cities.
    Photo by Maarten Dirkse (cc)

  • Pasargadae Pasargadae
    Amongst the most historically significant ancient mesopotamian cities, Pasargadae was the first capital of the Persian Empire, the UNESCO-listed ruins of which are located in Iran.

  • Persepolis Persepolis
    Ranking among the most famous ancient mesopotamian cities, Persepolis was the latter capital of the ancient Persian Empire and today contains the ruins of many ancient buildings and monuments.

  • Qatna Archaeological Park Qatna Archaeological Park
    Qatna Archaeological Park houses the ruins of what was the thriving ancient Mesopotamian city of Qatna. One of the lesser-known Ancient Mesopotamian sites.

  • Tchogha Zanbil Tchogha Zanbil
    Tchogha Zanbil is home to the impressive remains of the ancient city of Dur Untash, the holy capital of the Elamite Kingdom.

  • Tomb of Cyrus the Great Tomb of Cyrus the Great
    The Tomb of Cyrus the Great is located in the former Persian capital of Pasargadae, now a UNESCO-listed town in Iran. One of the most unique Ancient Mesopotamian sites.

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