Mud mosque dating back to the Umayyad era discovered in Iraq | News

The site dates back nearly 1,300 years and represents a rare find in the richest region of Iraq.

Baghdad, Iraq British archeological excavations, along with an Iraqi army, have uncovered a mud mosque dating to 60 AH or 679 AD in the wealthiest southern Dhi Qar state, officials say.

The mosque, located in the town of al-Rafa’i, is located in the heart of the city. The mosque is about 25 feet (26 feet) wide and 15 feet (16 feet) high. In the center of the mosque is a small shrine of an imam, which can accommodate 25 people, according to a recent find.

Ali Shalgham, the head of the state department of exploration and excavation, has called it “one of the most important and important discoveries,” because it was built of mud and dates back to the early years of Islam.

Few religious archaeological sites have been found that have existed since the time of Umayyad, according to Shalgham. However, due to the erosion, not much has been revealed about the Islamic period.

“We have discovered much that has come to us by revealing the Islamic past,” Shalgham told the state-run Iraq News Agency. “The mud was found near the site, so there were few remnants of the house due to erosion, wind, and rain.”

‘Shame on you’

Dhi Qar State is home to many archeological sites, including the site of Ur, a Sumerian city in ancient Mesopotamia. In due course a journey of history in Iraq last year, Pope Francis visited Ur.

More recently, its excavated treasures have also attracted foreign investment. For example, a group of French archaeologists recently found the home of King Sin-Ednam at the Larsa Museum in Tulul al-Sinkara. A team of archaeologists from Russia and Iraq has also uncovered some 4,000 ancient sites earlier this year.

However, because of age conflicts and financial mismanagement, the world’s largest oil-rich country, has not shown much interest in archeology in recent years.

“The disgraceful donation of money to the region has weakened Iraqi research and research activities in recent years,” Hassan al-Salami, an Iraqi archaeologist, told Nasiriyah News Network.

“The future will see the discovery of important archaeological sites in Dhi Qar, in particular the presence of missions and their cooperation with the state archeology department.”

In an interview with a local newspaper, the head of the former Dhi Qar department, Amar Abdel Razaaq, called on the next government to make the state a “historic center in Iraq.”

“The number of foreign and foreign visitors this season has doubled and it is an opportunity for us to catch up,” Razaaq said.

A common opinion points to the ancient archaeological site of Ur, which traditionally believes that Abraham was born [File: Thaier al-Sudani/Reuters]

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