Our last stop today was an Assyrian archaeological site Khinnis, also known as Bavian (🎫 5000 IQD), facing the River Gomel Su. There are remains of rock reliefs built by king Sennacherib around 690 BC. It was made to celebrate the construction of a complex system of canals whose aim was to supply the capital of the empire, Nineveh, and its hinterland with water. The site’s Great Relief is one of the largest single Assyrian sculptures, which depicts a pair of gods attended by the duplicated figure of the Assyrian king.

Parking location – Khinnis: 36.760706N 43.419089E (🚻)