Mustansiriya Madrasah is a historical building in Baghdad, Iraq

I appreciate the repetition of the arches and the contrast of sharp corners with the circular shapes arches. (Mustansiriya Madrasah is a historical building in Baghdad, Iraq)

The round city of Baghdad in the 10th century, the peak of the Abbasid Caliphate. Illustration: Jean Soutif/Science Photo Library

Story of cities #3: the birth of Baghdad was a landmark for world civilisation

Story of cities the birth of Baghdad was a landmark for world civilisation The foundation of al-Mansur’s ‘Round City’ in 762 was a glorious milestone in the history of urban design. It developed into the cultural centre of the world

حي من احياء بغداد القديمة

F&O Fabforgottennobility - aliirq: Baghdad, Iraq 1969 by Ferdinando.

This domed government building in Baghdad, formerly a part of Saddam Hussein's regime, was hit by a 5,000 lb (2,300 kg). bomb.[1] Apart from the hole made by the entry of the bomb, it remained structurally sound.

This domed government building in Baghdad, formerly a part of Saddam Hussein's regime, was hit by a lb bomb. Apart from the hole made by the entry of the bomb, it remained structurally sound.

Credit: Steve McCurry /National Geographic Iraq, 1984 Baghdad’s al-Shaheed Monument, with its eternal flame, commemora...

125 years of National Geographic: the world in pictures

al-Shaheed Monument, or Martyr’s Memorial, Baghdad, Iraq photo by Steve McCurry

2000 year old batter: The Baghdad Battery - WTF fun facts

2000 year old batter: The Baghdad Battery - WTF fun facts. Made out of clay, an iron rod, a copper cylinder filled with vinegar with an asphalt stopper.

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