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Umm Al-Qurun Site

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Umm Al-Qurun Site

Umm Al-Qurun is an ancient station on the Hajj pilgrimage routes from the city of Kufa to Mecca. The station dates back to the Abbasid era and is currently located in the Najaf Governorate in Iraq. It includes two pools to provide water, in addition to wells and a palace or rest house for pilgrims. In the area there is also the lighthouse of Umm al-Qarun, which was one of the beacons of the land roads used to guide travelers.

Site Information

Country: Iraq

District: Najaf Governorate

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 9th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: The Hajj Pilgrimage Routes: The Darb Zubaydah (Iraq)

Date of Submission: 2022

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