Ancient City of Borsippa:
Also called Birs Nimrud, located 17 Kilometers to the south of Babylon. The city has a surviving ziggurat which rises up to a height of 47 meters as one of the most vividly identifiable surviving ones, identified in the later local culture with the Tower of Babel. However, the Sumero-Akkadian builders of the Ziggurat in reality erected it as a religious edifice in honor of the local god Nabu, called the “son” of Babylon’s Marduk, as would be appropriate for Babylon’s lesser sister-city.
This site is located next to the Euphrates river. It is the location of Al-Nukhailah Mosque, containing the tomb of Dhul-Kifl who is believed to be the biblical prophet Ezekiel. In Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Ezekiel is acknowledged as a Hebrew prophet. The town is a significant Jewish pilgrimage site and major holy place visited by muslims.
- Guarantee access and entry tickets.
- Knowledgeable tour guide.
- Comfortable transportation.
- Detailed tours.
- Accomodation at 3* or 4* or 5* in Babylon or Karbala or Najaf.
- Logistical support.
- Local food meals.
See & Do:
- Visiting the two important sites in one tour.
- See the Hebrew text inside the tomb.
- See the unique conical dome shape of the tomb.
- Experience of buying Abayas for the women from the Danial Market.
- Visit a local farm of grapes and have a traditional local lunch.