Palace of the Caliph

Palace of the Caliph

Palace of the Caliph (dar al-khalifa) is a historic palace located in Samarra, Iraq. It was built by the Abbasid caliph Al-Mu'tasim in 836 AD and served as the official seat of government during the reigns of al-Mu'tasim, al-Muntasir, al-Musta'in, al-Mu'tazz, al-Muhtadi and al-Mu'tamid. The Palace of the Caliph was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 as part of Samarra Archaeological City.

Site Information

Country: Iraq

District: Saladin Governorate

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 9th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Samarra Archaeological City

Date of Inscription: 2007

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