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Friday, June 03, 2005

The Bent Minaret

This picture of the Bent Minaret of the Nureddin great Mosque in Mosul.
This is a very old picture as appeared from the neighboring buildings.
It located in the center of the city (downtown).

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This is a more recent picture of the same Mosque during reconstruction.
This Mosque underwent several reconstruction. But the characteristic Bent Minaret remain unchanged.

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Another view of the same Minaret showing the bent, this Mosque is known in Mosul, by the name of the Great Mosque.
The city of Mosul are called "Al Hadbaa" which means "Bent", this name was probably derived from the name of this Minaret.

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Blogger Ann said...

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6/03/2005 02:01:00 PM

Blogger Jack Bennett said...

Kind of like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, isn't it? Was it built bent on purpose or has it developed that way over the years?

6/04/2005 04:16:00 PM


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