Falkenstein Castle (Austria) Also called Neu-Falkenstein, is a ruined castle in Rosenheim. The hill fort is located at the foot of the Hohen Madrons and Petersberg. The castle was founded probably in the 13th Century. After the house of Falkensteiner extincted, the complex was sold in 1556 to George Hundt. The castle burned down in 1784. Parts of the castle are still existing, among others the mighty, still inhabited castle keep as part of the nucleus and the outer walls. X
8,000 year old fortress stands at the centre of regional capital Erbil, 80 Km east of Mosul in Iraq. The site of the citadel was occupied as early as the Neolithic period, as pottery fragments have been found on the slopes of the mound. Further proof of occupation comes from the Chalcolithic period, with pottery of the Ubaid and Uruk periods in the Jazira and SE Turkey.