The Malwiya Minaret

The Malwiya Minaret The word “malwiya” translates as “twisted” or “snail shell.
part of the Great Mosque of Samarra. The minaret was originally connected to the mosque by a bridge.
Its about 52 metres (171 ft) high and 33 metres (108 ft) wide at the base, the spiral contains stairs reaching to the top.

The Great Mosque of #Samarra  is a ninth-century mosque located in Samarra, Iraq. The mosque was commissioned in 848 and completed in 851 by the Abbasid caliph Al-Mutawakkil who reigned (in Samarra) from 847 until 861. The mosque is located within the 15,058-hectare (37,210-acre) Samarra Archaeological City UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed in 2007