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    Mohammad Safa'a
    5 May 01, 2013

    wow

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    Hossein Mahani
    5 Sep 18, 2012
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    Susan Al Chaqmaqchi
    5 Jul 12, 2012
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    يوسف علاوي الساعدي
    5 Jul 12, 2012
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    Mohsen Nasser
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    great place!

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Samarra Archaeological City is the site of a powerful Islamic capital city that ruled over the provinces of the Abbasid Empire extending from Tunisia to Central Asia for a century. Located on both sides of the River Tigris 130 km north of Baghdad, the length of the site from north to south is 41.5 km; its width varying from 8 km to 4 km. It testifies to the architectural and artistic innovations ... read more
that developed there and spread to the other regions of the Islamic world and beyond. The 9th-century Great Mosque and its spiral minaret are among the numerous remarkable architectural monuments of the site, 80% of which remain to be excavated. In 2007, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.