The Minaret of Samarra is part of the Great Mosque of Samarra in Samarra, Iraq. The mosque is one of the largest in the world, and was built by the Abbasid caliph Al-Mutawakkil . The minaret was originally connected to the mosque by a bridge.
A street in Cairo 1840 By Robert Hay - British, From Illustration of Cairo , 1840 Robert Hay was one of the pioneers of Egyptology. He first visited Egypt in and returned "as one of the leading members of an archaeological expedition between 1826 and 1838