Al-Shaheed Monument an incredible design and architect of Baghdad

Al-Shaheed Monument an incredible design and architect of Baghdad al-shaheed-monument-2
During the 1970s and 1980s, Saddam Hussein’s government spent a lot of oil money in building monuments around Baghdad. Two of these are quite majestic. One is the Monument to the Unknown Soldier, which we already wrote about. The other is the Al-Shaheed Monument.

Al-Shaheed Monument was opened in 1983 dedicated to the Iraqi soldiers who died in the Iraq-Iran war that lasted for eight years starting from 1980. Designed by the Iraqi architect Saman Kamal and the Iraqi sculptor and artist Ismail Fatah Al Turk, the monument consist of an enormous turquoise-tiled dome, 40 meters tall.
Al-Shaheed Monument an incredible design and architect of Baghdad al-shaheed-monument-3
Al-Shaheed Monument an incredible design and architect of Baghdad al-shaheed-monument-1

Photo credit: Robert Langdon/Panoramio

Popular Posts