Old Photos of Al-Askari Holy Shrine


Sunday marked the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hassan Askari (AS), the 11th Shia Imam whose holy shrine in Samarra.

Located in the Iraqi city of Samarra, 125 km (78 mi) from Baghdad, it is one of the most important Shia shrines in the world, built in 944.
Al-Askari Shrine is also known as the “Mausoleum of the Two Imams”, as it contains the tomb of Imam Hadi (AS) and Imam Hassan Askari (AS).
Below are a few old photos of the shrine dating back to almost a century ago.


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