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The Great Mosque of Samarra

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Building Analysis  -  The Great mosque of Samaraa

Name of Building : The Great Mosque of Samarra.
Location :  Samarra, Iraq.
Year of construction :847-861A.H
Materials : baked bricks, clay, walls were panelled with mosaics of dark blue glass.
Building Type : Mosque [Jame' جامع]
Distinguished Feature : The Malwiya Minaret [Spiral minaret] - the spiraling cone is 52 meters high and 33 meters wide at the base.
Basic Outline Geometry : Rectangle in plan. outer rectangle dimension (444mx156m)
Dimensions :  444x156 m | Height (outer wall) : 10 meters, minaret (52 meters height)
Religious Importance:was once the largest mosque in the Islamic world built by Caliph Al-Mutawakkil.


Ariel view of the great mosque 


The Great Mosque of Samarra - Plan | Outer wall dimensions 

The Great Mosque of Samarra - Plan | inner courtyard dimensions 

The Great Mosque of Samarra - Plan | Prayer hall  

The Great Mosque of Samarra - Plan | Zeyada

The Great Mosque of Samarra - Plan | Location of Malwiya minaret 

The Great Mosque of Samarra - Plan | Outer wall height 



Malwiya minaret 






References :
-Islamic Art and Architecture, 650–1250
ISBN: 9780300088694
-Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Mosque_of_Samarra
-Web references
http://www.atlastours.net/iraq/samarra.html
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/08/the-great-mosque-of-samarra.html

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