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Samarra Archaeological City

CountryIraq
Date of Inscription2007
CategoryCultural Sites
UNESCOhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/276

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 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.

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Capital: Baghdad
Currency: Iraqi dinar (IQD)
Language: Arabic, Kurdish
Time Zone: UTC+3

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