A nice Ancient City Jul 09, 2011
Hatra is an ancient historical city in Iraq.Hatra means the City OF Sungod ,in the Iraqi accent they call it Hadhar.It is a site that will be loved at first sight,because of its stunning beauty.
It is an ancient Arab city .
location of Hatra city.
Hatra city locate at the north of Iraq about 80 Km to the southwest of Mosul and about 270 Km north of baghdad.
History of Hatra city
There is no clear history of the beginings of Hatra city ,it seems that Hatra city started with smallish Assysian settlement which then grew up in the 3rd century B.C .to become a fortress and a trading center ,in the Second Century B.C it became an important link in the so called the Silk Road which links Palmyra in Syria,Petra in Jordan,and Baalbeck in lebanon.
Around 156A.D.Hatra was ruled by Arab rulers who combined religious and secular authority...
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Hatra.......House of God Jul 11, 2011
Hatra is also knwn as Beit Elaha which is in Arabicand it mean House of God.
There are many important temples in Hatra like temple of Shamash(the Sungod),goddes sliahiro (The morning star).
The town itself hasnot been uncovered yet but you can see the temples ,the wall and the remains of towers.
Hatra withstood many repeated attacks by the Roman Empire ,Hatra defeated the Iranians at the battle of Shahrazoor in 238 But fellto the Iranian Sassanid Empire in 241 who destroyed it.
Hatra was designated as one of UNESCO world Heritage site .
many of the important artifacts of Hatra are plundered from the Iraqi National Museum in the year2003 during American invation of Iraq.
Hatra.....The makings site for Exorcist film Jul 10, 2011
Hatra ....is one of the makings site of film the Exorcist,many scenes of this film had been photograhed here in Hatra ruins.
More historical informaion about this great site.
AS we said befor this city was ruled by arab rulers and most important of them are;
Nasr ( ruled befor the apperance of kingdoms and this why he is not a king)
King Sanatruq also called King of Arabs and he completed the temple of Shamash -THe SunGod-.
King Abd Samya
King Sanatruq The II
Hatra City is fortified with two city walls and citadels .THe Outer wall is 8 KM long ,and the Inner wall which is 6 KM long ,In the center there is agrup of Temples enclosed by a special wall.