Wadi Al-Salam Cemetery in Najaf

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Wadi Al-Salam Cemetery in Najaf is part of the Tentative list of Iraq in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Wadi Al-Salam Cemetery in Najaf is one of the oldest and largest Islamic cemeteries in the world. The cemetery developed over 1,400 years ago near the shrine of Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib, the fourth Sunni Caliph and the first Shia Imam. Thus, many Shi'ites in Iraq request that they be buried in this cemetery. It contains millions of burial places in communal crypts.

Map of Wadi Al-Salam Cemetery in Najaf

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Full Name
Wadi Al-Salam Cemetery in Najaf
Country
Iraq
Added
2011
Type
Cultural
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2011 Added to Tentative List

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