Thursday, July 12, 2007

A castle and a tomb on the river

On the river side in Mosul you can see the remnants of many old cities and civilizations here is the castle of Bashtabya from the Othman era where it could contain about 3000 soldier, and got underground passages to the important other places of the government...

next to it is the tomb of one of the sons of Al Hussain, who is an important figure in Islam

It is hot in summer and young men are swimming near by

1 comment:

3eeraqimedic said...

Lovely pictures once more, and thanks for the history.
I only visited Mosul once, and seem to have missed everything it has to offer.
Take care