lunedì 18 ottobre 2021

Symbol of rebirth at Iraq's historic Al-Nuri mosque

To the sound of drums, religious chants resounded on Sunday evening for the first ceremony of its kind at Iraq's historic Al-Nuri mosque, which is being rebuilt after damage by jihadists. The city of Mosul's 12th-century mosque, known for its leaning minaret, was severely damaged in 2017. Iraq's army accused the Islamic State group of blowing it up. It is now being rebuilt under a project from the United Nations cultural agency, UNESCO. (...)