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Samarra, Iraq

THE TOWER OF BABEL: 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 or roughly 17 stories) tall.

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Great Mosque of Samarra, Samarra, Iraq.

Minaret of Samarra, Great Mosque of Samarra, Samarra, Iraq

The Minaret of Samarra is part of the Great Mosque of Samarra in Samarra, Iraq. The mosque 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.

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The great mosqueSamarra, Iraq

The great mosque Samarra, Iraq

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Masjid Negeri Sabah (Sabah State Mosque), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Masjid Negeri Sabah (Sabah State Mosque), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

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Samarra Archaeological City/ 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.

Samarra Archaeological City in Iraq 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.

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Minaret (malwiya) of the Great Mosque of Samarra, constructed in century of sandstone, and is unique among other minarets because of its ascending spiral conical design, 52 metres high and 33 metres wide at the base. Photo since 1958 (?

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La grande mosquée de Samarra (Iraq) - Ankh-Neferkheperou-Rê

Minaret al-Malwiya Great Mosque of Samarra / Jami al-Mutawakkil Patron: Caliph al-Mutawakki Abbasid period, AD In 836 AD, the Abbasid Caliph al-Mu’t, wishing to escape conflict with the local.

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