Monday 9 November 2009

The Spiral Tower at Samarra

This card shows the minaret of the mosque at Samarra, one of the four Islamic Holy Cities of Iraq. The mosque dates from 852 AD, but some people think the minaret, which is separate from the mosque itself on its northern side, may date from as early as 836 AD. It is 52 metres high. In 2005 the top was damaged by an explosion when insurgents attacked the tower because it had been used as a lookout by troops.
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  1. Such a beautiful is very sad that war damages places such as this.

  2. It's such a shame., and it happens all too often.


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