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
The Islamic [Moorish] art and architecture. Imam Hussein shrine in Karbala, Iraq
I appreciate the repetition of the arches and the contrast of sharp corners with the circular shapes arches. (Mustansiriya Madrasah is a historical building in Baghdad, Iraq)
Nineveh, near present day Mosul, Iraq. Nineveh was one of the oldest and greatest cities in antiquity. The area was settled as early as 6000 BC and, by 3000 BC, had become an important religious center for worship of the Assyrian goddess Ishtar.
منارة مسجد الكوفه I love the old traditional arabesque blue one, the classic look. the new ones were installed in the last decade or so, they look good, but I prefer the older ones personally.
Ishtar Gate and Processional Way. Istanbul Archaeology Museum, Turkey
The Ishtar Gate or Lions Gate of Ancient Babylon, one of the best preserved ancient artifact in the world, at the Pergamon Museum, Berlin.
Ugaritic cuneiform outwardly resembles other cuneiform scripts and has a syllabic sound system such as Etruscan. Ugarit an independed Canaanite city-state flourished from C. 2600 BC until it was utterly destroyed in 1205 BC.
Suomeen pettynyt irakilainen Wissam, 34, WP:lle: ”Olisin jäänyt, jos edes 20 prosenttia odotuksistani olisi täyttynyt”