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Ctesiphon, Iraq Ctesiphon rose to prominence during the Parthian Empire in the 1st century BC, and was the seat of government for most of its rulers. The city was located near Seleucia, the Hellenistic capital. Strabo abundantly describes its foundation

Ctesiphon, Iraq Ctesiphon rose to prominence during the Parthian Empire in the century BC, and was the seat of government for most of its rulers. The city was located near Seleucia, the Hellenistic capital. Strabo abundantly describes its foundation

Inside the shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala

Inside the shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala

gran-mezquita-samarra.... Irak:

The Abu Dulaf Mosque was built between 859 and 861 on the same plan as the Great Mosque of Samarra but is better preserved. It has a spiral minaret and a gre

PINTEREST: @MUSKAZJAHAN - Abu Dulaf Mosque Samarra,Iraq. AD859

PINTEREST: @MUSKAZJAHAN - Abu Dulaf Mosque Samarra,Iraq. AD859

Kairo Ibn Tulun Moschee BW 7 - Great Mosque of Samarra - Wikipedia

Kairo Ibn Tulun Moschee BW 7 - Great Mosque of Samarra - Wikipedia

Askariya mosque in the town of Samarra, Iraq

Askariya mosque in the town of Samarra, Iraq

ummhello:  “ Minaret of Samarra  ”

ummhello: “ Minaret of Samarra ”

Marble Capital made for Caliph Al-Hakim II's Royal Palace at Madinat al-Zahra near Córdoba, Spain.

Marble capital made for Caliph al-Hakim II's Royal Palace at Madinat al-Zahra near Córdoba. Illustration from the outstanding exhibition "Islamic Art and Patronage - Treasures from Kuwait" catalogue (above). Al-Andalus - Muslim Spain -

Madinat al-Zahra - Medina Azahara

Madinat al-Zahra - Medina Azahara