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.
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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.
2007 In Danger
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