The Minaret of Samarra is part of the Great Mosque of Samarra in Samarra, Iraq. The mosque is one of the largest in the world, and was built by the Abbasid caliph Al-Mutawakkil . The minaret was originally connected to the mosque by a bridge.
Stephen’s Cathedral, first building stage began in the early century. Excavations for a heating system in 2000 revealed the cathedral was built on top a cemetary from the century. The glorious roof is covered with colorful tiles.