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The Great Mosque of Samarra
The Great Mosque of Samarra is in Samarra, Iraq, was built in the ninth century CE. It was completed in 852 by the Abbasid caliph al-Mutawakkil who founded Samarra between 847 and 861. The Malwiyya (spiraling) Tower is 52 meters high and 33 meters wide.
Name: The Great Mosque of Samarra
Material: Brick, stucco, glass
Height: 52 m (170 ft 7.2 in)
Width: 33 m (108 ft 3.2 in)
Date: ca. 9th century CE
Place of Origin: Samarra, Iraq
Location: Samarra, Iraq
Source and Registration#:
John C. Sanders, the Oriental Institute. Link to resource (accessed April 30, 2010).
Attribution: John C. Sanders & the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
Avalon Foundation Distinguished Service Professor of Islamic Studies, Emerita, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago