WHERE WE ARE
goal of the project
The Archaeological Environmental Park of Sennacherib’s Irrigation Network
The purposes of the Archaeological Environmental Park are to safeguard the cultural landscape related to Sennacherib’s irrigation complex and to offer the local population the possibility of enjoying all its cultural, spiritual and social benefits.
The region’s heritage, if properly protected and enhanced, could constitute a notable driver of economic and social development by encouraging local and international tourism.
The first phase of the methodological path consisted of the acquisition of the cartographic documentation relating to the archaeological complex…
The project is aimed at the conservation of cultural heritage and the strengthening of the local economy through the creation of an Archaeological Environmental Park.
Sennacherib’s irrigation system was built by the Neo-Assyrian ruler to bring water to his new capital, Nineveh, and to irrigate its hinterland.