Najaf

Najaf

Najaf or an-Najaf al-Ashraf is a city located in central Iraq, south of Baghdad. It is the capital of Najaf Governorate. The city was founded by the Abbasid Caliph Harun ar-Rashid in 791 AD and it is renowned as the site of the tomb of Caliph Ali ibn Abi Talib.

Site Information

Country: Iraq

District: Najaf Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 8th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

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