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Travel Warning WARNING: Hatra remains extremely dangerous and is not safe for travelers due to terrorism and armed conflict. All travel to this region should be avoided. See the warning at Iraq.
(Information last updated Aug 2020)

Hatra is a ruin in Northwestern Iraq. It has suffered damage at the hands of ISIS, though most of the buildings are reportedly still intact.


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The city is 290 km northwest of Baghdad, and 110 km southwest of Mosul.


US Forces in Hatra in 2010

Most of these sites were looted by ISIS. It is unclear what remains of them.

  • Temple of Mrn
  • The Grand Temple
  • Walls of Hatra






At the time of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq there was one inn, the Al Hadr Hotel, about 1 km (0.62 mi) from the Hatra ruins. Much has happened since then. Due to Hatra's isolated location, do not assume lodging to be available – the next city of any size may well be 130 km (81 mi) or more away.


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