The Fortress of Al-Ukhaidar

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The Fortress of Al-Ukhaidar is part of the Tentative list of Iraq in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Fortress of Al-Ukhaidar is an Abassid palace-fortress erected in 775 AD with a unique defensive style. The large, rectangular structure consists of two fortified enclosures. The outer one has towers and a wall with loopholes. The inner one comprises a primary hall, a large Iwan, a reception hall and servants quarters. The fortress stood in the desert on an important trade route.

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Full Name
The Fortress of Al-Ukhaidar
Country
Iraq
Added
2000
Type
Cultural
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2000 Added to Tentative List

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