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Samarra Iraq - 1 of largest ancient city in the whole world. A dominating, magnificent structure that was once the largest mosque in the Islamic world built by Caliph Al-Mutawakkil in 852 AD using bricks and clay.The Mosque's minaret is the famous Spiral (Al-Malweyya 52 m high on the northern side). Some historians believe that it pre-dates the Mosque and that Caliph Al-Mu'tasim built it.


In the 6th century Ctesiphon was one of the largest city in the world and one of the great cities of ancient Mesopotamia. Because of its importance, Ctesiphon was a major military objective for the Roman Empire and was captured by Rome, and later the Byzantine Empire, five times. Located in Iraq, the only visible remain today is the great arch Taq-i Kisra


Eridu Excavations. Eridu is an ancient Sumerian city in what is now Tell Abu Shahrain, Iraq. It was long considered the earliest city in S Mesopotamia, and is still today argued to be the oldest city in the world. Located about 7.5-mi SW of Ur, Eridu was the southernmost of a conglomeration of cities that grew about temples. Eridu was founded ca 5400 BC, close to the Persian Gulf near the mouth of the Euphrates River

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The Yorkshire Dales family who are designing entire cities in Iraq

War has so ravaged Iraq that the country is turning to a family firm in Cumbria to create masterplans for cities miles away. Stuart Jeffries learns how

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ISIS Muslim Terrorists in Iraq Murder 150 Women for Refusing to be ‘Sex Slaves’

ISIS Muslim Terrorists in Iraq Murder 150 Women for Refusing to be ‘Sex Slaves’ | sharia unveiled - Many of the women murdered by the Muslim terrorists from ISIS were pregnant by, Ludovica Iaccino | International Business Times (IBT) | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop At least 150 women have been executed by members of terror group Islamic State (Isis) for refusing to marry the insurgents, according to local reports. The mass execution allegedly took place in the province of Anbar in Iraq, where the…


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The Seven Lost Cities Of The World

Located south of Baghdad, and home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – the Hanging Gardens of Babylon – Babylon was one of Mesopatomia’s first cities. The city housed an advanced civilization with well-developed literature, medicine, religion and legal system dating back to the third millennium BC.


Erbil, in present-day Iraq, continuously inhabited since 1975 BC. The ancient city wall still dominates the city center. via