Tag: Samarra


Abbasid Gardens in Baghdad and Samarra

by Qasim Al-Samarrai Published on: 11th July 2002

The love of gardens during the Abbâsid period, whether in Baghdad or in Samarra, was born within the already existing cultural tradition of Mesopotamia, where the art of gardening had been perfected many centuries before.


City Design and Planning of the Abbassids

by Rabah Saoud Published on: 14th January 2002

The Abbassid period is characterised by large-scale design and city planning. In addition to their famous cities of Baghdad (762) and Samara (836), the Abbassids founded the settlement of Al-Rafiqa.