Amedi is a small, beautiful town built on a mountain plateau. It is situation 90 km northeast of Duhok, about one and half hours by car. The citadel was built was built over 1,000 years ago and is still home to 5,000 inhabitants. Many of the houses still have their original stonework and are arranged in circular form inside the citadel. The town has many historic sites, including the Old Mosque that is still used by residents, and the Old Gate that was used until a new car-friendly road was built in the town.