2012-06-16

Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul - Iraq


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unused,

This is the first card I get from Iraq! It's from Mosul and shows the old al-Nuri Mosque and the leaning minaret.

"The Great Mosque of al-Nuri is a historical mosque in Mosul, Iraq famous for its leaning minaret which gave the city its nickname "the hunchback".


[...] The mosque is well known for its leaning minaret, known as al-Hadba’ ("the hunchback"). Grattan Geary, a 19th-century traveler, described the minaret's appearance:
It is several feet out of the perpendicular, though it starts fair from the ground, and at the top, before putting on its gallery and dome, it regains an erect posture. Its attitude is that of a man bowing." In: Wikipedia
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