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Ziggurat of Agargouf, Iraq

Ziggurat of Agargouf, Iraq

The Ziggurat of Agargouf was built in the 15th century B.C., by king Kurigalzu.
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Ziggurat of Ur

Ziggurat of Ur

The Great Ziggurat was built around 2100 BC by Ur-Nammu, the Sumerian King of Ur. It served as a place of worship, dedicated to the moon god Nanna. Southeast of the Ziggurat are the Royal Tombs. Ur-Nammu is the creator of the oldest known law code, predating Hammurabi by 300 years.
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Imam Ali Mosque, Najaf, Iraq

Imam Ali Mosque, Najaf, Iraq

This mosque is at the famous Najaf cemetery where all Shi'a desire to be buried. Scene of a horrific car bombing during US occupation of 2003-? Many Shi'a make a pilgrimage to this mosque.
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al Gailan Mosque, Baghdad, Iraq

al Gailan Mosque, Baghdad, Iraq

Abd Al-Kadir Al-Gailani Mosque, Baghdad, Iraq

Although built some 700 hundred years ago by Abu Said Al-Mubarak Bin Ali Al-Mukharrami, this school is famous for being the living and teaching place of his pupil, Sheikh Abd Al-Kadir Al-Gailani. The Sufi Sheikh was later burried at this site in 1165. The Ottoman Sultan, Sulaiman the Magnificent, laid the foundation plans for much of ...
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al Khulafa mosque, Baghdad, Iraq

al Khulafa mosque, Baghdad, Iraq

Seen as a whole, the building is not one mass. It does not convey the feeling of some singular thing, welded together to give the impression of a gigantic powerful organism. The Khulafa Mosque is a composed assembly of parts.
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Saddam Grand Mosque - Built on Old Runway

Saddam Grand Mosque - Built on Old Runway

IRQ News, 10 December 1997, Web posted at: 04:46 GST, Dubai time (00:46 GMT)

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Saddam Hussein has approved the design for what he calls the world's largest mosque, a domed hall capable of holding 30,000 worshipers alongside a huge artificial lake shaped like a map of the Arab world.

Iraqi newspapers carried a picture today of the Iraqi leader and h...
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The Ziggurat Building, West Sacramento, CA

The Ziggurat Building, West Sacramento, CA

Originally constructed for the Money Store, this 11-story corporate office building is a prominent landmark that fronts the Sacramento River. The ziggurat can accommodate 2,000 permanent employees.
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Firdos Square - Iraq (v2)

Firdos Square - Iraq (v2)

This is the site of the toppling of Saddam Hussein's statue on 9 April 2003. The statue stood on the south end of the oval and is still visible in this image. The mosque with the blue dome on the southeast side is the 14th of Ramadan Mosque. The large building on the northwest corner of the square is the Palestine Hotel.

I updated the description of the placemark to include a ...
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Ibn Tulun Mosque, Cairo

Ibn Tulun Mosque, Cairo

Reflecting the characteristics of Abassid art, This beautiful mosque is featured on the Egyptian five pound note. It is the oldest preserved mosque in Egypt.
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The Grand Mosque - Kuwait

The Grand Mosque - Kuwait

The Grand Mosque is the largest mosque in the state of Kuwait. Its area spans 45,000 square meters, out of which the building itself covers 20,000 square meters. The main prayer hall is 72 meters wide on all sides, has 21 teakwood doors, and has lighting provided by 144 windows. The dome of the mosque is 26 meters in diameter, and 43 meters high, and is decorated with the "Asma al-hosna&qu...
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Siddi Mosque

Siddi Mosque

The most famous mosque in Ahmedabad is Sidi Sayed Mosque, acclaimed for it's splendid Jhali screen, framed, in the ten semi-circular windows. It is a superb example of delicate carving that transforms atone into filigree.
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Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque, Gibraltar

Ibrahim-al-Ibrahim Mosque, Gibraltar

Also known as the King Fahd bin Abdulaziz al-Saud Mosque or the Mosque of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
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