Samarra

Samarra

Samarra is a city in Iraq. It stands on the east bank of the Tigris in the Saladin Governorate. The city was once the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate and the only remaining Islamic capital that retains its original plan. Samarra was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

Site Information

Country: Iraq

District: Saladin Governorate

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Assyrian

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

World Heritage Site

Official Name: Samarra Archaeological City

Date of Inscription: 2007

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