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Samarra

Samarra
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Samarra Archaeological City is the site of a powerful Islamic capital city which ruled over the provinces of the Abbasid empire extending from Tunisia to Central Asia for a century.

It testifies to the architectural and artistic innovations that developed there and spread to the other regions of the Islamic world.

Among its architectural monuments are the 9th century Great Mosque and its Spiral Minaret, and the Caliphal Palace.

Map of Samarra

Legend

  • Cultural

Community Reviews


athena, Iraq 25.03.10

In 1975 we visited Samarra and we were astounded by the spiral minaret which stand out prominently in the desert surroundings. Climbing on the spiral outside staircase, was interesting and our guide said, the higher you climb, the luckier you get! The mosque nearby was admirable, so my Italian husband said and the view from the top was breathtaking, as the ruins from afar were clearly seen

A great experience.


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Site Info

Full name: Samarra Archaeological City

Unesco ID: 276

Inscribed: 2007 In Danger

Type: Cultural

Criteria: 2   3   4  

Link: By Name By ID

Site History

  • 2007 - In Danger Needs preventive measures and conservation
  • 2007 - Inscribed 
  • 1983 - Deferred Deferred until receipt of necessary info

Locations

The site has 10 locations.

  • Samarra: al-Huwaysilat Lower Salah al-Din Governorate,
  • Samarra: al-Huwaysilat Upper Salah al-Din Governorate,
  • Samarra: al-Istablat Salah al-Din Governorate,
  • Samarra: al-Ma'shuq Salah al-Din Governorate,
  • Samarra: al-Quwayr Salah al-Din Governorate,
  • Samarra: Qubbat al-Sulaibiyya Salah al-Din Governorate,
  • Samarra: Samarra Centre Zone Salah al-Din Governorate,
  • Samarra: Samarra North Zone - al-Mutawakkiliyya Salah al-Din Governorate,
  • Samarra: Samarra South Zone Salah al-Din Governorate,
  • Samarra: Tell Umm al-Sakhr Salah al-Din Governorate,

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