Iraq

Archaeology and Islam #02 - The Between Mosques:

Click below to watch the video Archeology and Islam #2 The Between Mosques do not face Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Who built them and why? Transcript Video #2 This is a general transcript of a Dan …

The Qibla Story #5 - The Shame Factor:

Part 5/7 How could the original Qibla be changed without a huge backlash? Or did everyone just all forget at the same time? The answer to this is understanding the Shame Factor. Dan Gibson explains …

McGuire Gibson | The Oriental Institute in Iraq:

Member’s Lecture November 2019 This will give you an idea of what archeological work is all about. An overview of the work of the Oriental Institute in Iraq, presented by McGuire Gibson “I …

Prophet Yunus (Jonah) Mosque:

Mosque Name: Mosque of the Prophet Jonah Country: Iraq City: Mosoul Year of construction (AH): 16 AH Year of construction (AD): 637 AD GPS: 35° 8’3.87"N 36°44’55.63"E ArchNet: …

Kufa Grand Mosque:

Mosque Name: Kufa Grand Mosque Country: Iraq City: Kufa Year of construction (AH): 16 AH Year of construction (AD): 638 AD GPS: 32°01’43"N 44°24’03"E ArchNet: …

Mosque of Rusafa, Iraq:

Mosque Name: Mosque of Rusafa Country: Iraq City: Baghdad Year of construction (AH): 105 AH Year of construction (AD): 724 AD GPS: 35.629169 38.758547 Gibson Classification: unknown Rebuilt facing …

Erbil GrandMosque:

Mosque Name: Old Sawafa Mosque Country: Iraq City: Erbil Year of construction (AD): 8th century GPS: 36°11’0.70"N 44° 0’13.71"E Gibson Classification: Unknown (very possibly …

Ukhaydir Mosque:

Mosque Name: Qasr Ukhaydir Country: Iraq City: Kufa Year of construction (AH): 146 AH Year of construction (AD): 764 AD GPS: 32°26’25.91"N 43°36’13.39"E ArchNet: …

Bazaar Qaisariya:

Mosque Name: Bazaar Qaisariya Country: Iraq City: Erbil Year of construction (AD): 8th century GPS: 36°11’26.10"N 44° 0’36.34"E Gibson Classification: Between Rebuilt facing …

Sawaf Old Mosque:

Mosque Name: Sawafa Mosque Country: Iraq City: Erbil Year of construction (AH): unknown Year of construction (AD): 8th century GPS: 36.183528 44.003195 Original Qibla: Unknown - the yard faces Petra …

Samarra Mosque:

Mosque Name: Great Mosque of Samarra Sāmarrāʾ Country: Iraq City: Samarra Year of construction (AH): 232 AH Year of construction (AD): 847 AD GPS: 34°11’56.26"N 43°52’24.76"E …

Ali Shrine Najaf:

Name: The Shrine of Ali City: Najaf Country: Iraq Year of construction (AD): 786 GPS: 31.995885 44.314421 Gibson Classification: Petra QIbla Direction: North of Petra, south of Jerusalem Rebuilt …

Najaf Graveyard:

Wādī al-Salām or the ‘Valley of Peace’ is an Islamic cemetery, located in the Shia holy city of Najaf, Iraq. It is the largest cemetery in the world and covers 1,485.5 acres (6.01 km2; …

Uskaf Bani Junayd Mosque:

Mosque_Name: Uskāf Banī al-Junayd Mosque Classification: Between Year CE: 642-710 Year AH: 20-90 age_group: Early Umayyad City: Uskāf Banī Junayd Country: Iraq Rebuilt: No GPS: 33.0956 45.0460 (approx …

Tulul al-Ukhaydir :

While this site is listed in archaeological databases, the exact GPS coordinates are unknown. It seems to be south of the Karbala Cement Plant. The site dates from 700-750 from texts, pottery, …