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  • Robin Wells

    The Minaret of Samarra, also known as the Malwiya Minaret or Malwiya Tower is part of the Great Mosque of Samarra in Samarra, Iraq. It is one of the largest in the world, and was built by the Abbasid caliph Al-Mutawakkil. The minaret was originally connected to the mosque by a bridge and was constructed in 848 – 852 AD of sandstone.

  • Galih Putra Perdana

    it's Mosque Samarra in Iran (1.200 years old). The design a bit looked like tower of babel isn't.

  • E + Ab

    Iraq - [Samarra] - Area: 438,317 sq km. Fertile plains of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers; high mountains to the north and Syrian desert in southwest. Site of the ancient Sumerian, Assyrian and Babylonian Empires. Population: 31,466,698. Capital: Baghdad. Official language: Arabic; Kurdish. 26 All languages

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The spiral minaret of the Great Mosque of Samarra (also known as the Malwiya Minaret) in Samarra, Iraq. The word "malwiya" translates as "twisted" or "snail shell". The minaret is approximately 171 feet (52m or roughly 17 stories) tall.

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