Al-Ukhaidir Fortress

Al-Ukhaidir Fortress

The Fortress of Al-Ukhaidir or Abbasid palace of Ukhaider is a large, rectangular fortress erected in 775 AD with a unique defensive style. Constructed by the Abbasid caliph As-Saffah's nephew Isa ibn Musa, Ukhaidir represents Abbasid architectural innovation in the structures of its courtyards, residences and mosque. The fortress exemplifies Abbasid architecture in Iraq.

Site Information

Country: Iraq

District: Karbala Governorate

Site History: 8th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: The Fortress of Al-Ukhaidar

Date of Submission: 2000

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