Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mosque / Fortified Headquarters, Kufa, Iraq

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The fortified Dar al-Imara administrative headquarters was founded in AD 638 , but was rebuilt in AD 670 by the governor of Basra (After G. Macheil).

1. Mosque;

2. Central Courtyard;

3. Fortified Inner Enclosure;

4. Outer Fortifications.


David Nicolle, "Saracen Strongholds AD630 -- 1050, The Middle East and Central Asia," Fortress 76, Osprey Pub., London, 2008, pp.8-9

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