25 Beautiful Mosques Worldwide

The Great Mosque of Samarra

Year Built: 848 to 851

Location: Samarra, Iraq

The Great Mosque of Samarra, which is now largely in ruin, save its spiraling minaret, was once the largest mosque in the world. Its stucco designs represented early Islamic forms of decoration and influenced many mosques in the surrounding area.

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