Posts tagged ‘Samarra’

01/11/2014

The Mausoleum of Imam al-Daur, the first shrine of its kind in Iraq, is destroyed

Hyperallergic have published my write-up of the Islamic State’s destruction of the Mausoleum of Imam al-Daur.

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30/10/2014

Islamic State destroyed the Shia Shrine of Imam al-Daur (Samarra, Iraq, 23rd October 2014)

Iraq’s first muqarnas-domed mausoleum [from 1085 C.E.], the tomb of the Shia ‘Uqaylid amir, Sharaf ad-Dawla Muslim, is no more. It was destroyed last week, on the 23rd of October, but identifying information came out piece by piece, alongside false evidence.

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