Wasit

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Wasit is part of the Tentative list of Iraq in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Wasit comprises the remains of an ancient city along the Tigris. It was built around the year 700 as a military encampment. It eventually became a center of shipbuilding and trade. Only with the shift in the course of the Tigris, sometime in the 15th century, did the city decline and eventually disappear.

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Full Name
Wasit
Country
Iraq
Added
2000
Type
Cultural
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2000 Added to Tentative List

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