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Kisra Palace, south of Baghdad

It has still the world’s largest single span (about 40 meters high, 50 meters deep and 25 meters wide)

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Samarra's Minaret

Inspired from the ancient Babylonian Ziggurats, the 1200 years old minaret of Samarra is really one the greatest building in Iraq.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ahmed The Fighter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Apr-2007 at 07:36
Nice pictures Cyrus,thank you for sharing these with us.
Kisra palace is realy impressive you can see how the Persian architecture is great.
there was a story about it happened in Abbasid era,during the Building of Baghdad a lack in brick affect the construction of the new city,caliph al-Mansur call his assitants among them Khaled bin Barmak,all of them told the Caliph destroy the Taq of Kisra to get the brick he need except Khaled who said that the cost of destruction will cost him too much and the brick will be very costly for him as well as the moving fees,but al-mansur respond to Khaled was "you can't forget your great ancestors" Khaled accept the fact but after that al-Mansur saw that Khaled opinion was 100% right as well as he was very miser,he stopped the destruction,and the Taq survived.
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Thanks for your nice story! Smile

Kassite Ziggurat of Aqarquf, west of Baghdad
It was built by the Kassite king Kurigalzu II in the 15th century BC.



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Magnificent monuments, especialy the first two.

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Just a damn shame how a lot of Iraq's treasures have gone to waste or have been pilfered.
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Hatra city,north of Iraq near Mousel,a vassel state to the parthian empire,it was a very fortified city and withstood repeated attacks by the Roman empire.
the temple of the sun
 
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Al-Ukhaider, Abbasside palace, in desert, built in 762:




Uruk, the city with walls built by Gilgamesh 5000 years ago



Ur



Ashur, the Ziggurat



The city of Arbil (the succesion of habitations since 3000 BC to today created a tell)





Nippur



Khorsabad or Dar Sharrukin is the 4th capital of the Kingdom of Assyria, located 15 km to the north east of Mosul, and built by King Sargon II (722-705 BC) as a center of his reign




Babylone


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Hatra's amazing, it, along with Ctesiphon are my favourite sites in Iraq - I hope to visit them one day.
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Wonderfull ,simply wonderfull.Smile
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Originally posted by Cyrus Shahmiri Cyrus Shahmiri wrote:

 

Kassite Ziggurat of Aqarquf, west of Baghdad
It was built by the Kassite king Kurigalzu II in the 15th century BC.

 

 

 
WOW! Can you kindly give some more information about this building? Amazing!
 
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Originally posted by Anton Anton wrote:

Originally posted by Cyrus Shahmiri Cyrus Shahmiri wrote:

 

Kassite Ziggurat of Aqarquf, west of Baghdad
It was built by the Kassite king Kurigalzu II in the 15th century BC.

 

 

 
WOW! Can you kindly give some more information about this building? Amazing!
 
I hope this link will help you
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Wow... I have seen some of these when I was really really young... wish I could go and see'm again one day.... Cry



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