Al-Shaheed Monument, Baghdad

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#6 of 17 in Things to do in Baghdad
Located on the banks of the Tigris River, Al-Shaheed Monument serves as a reminder of the hardships and the large loss of life in the Iraq-Iran War. The 40 m (131 ft) high turquoise dome stands split in half, with a flame-like Iraqi flag in between. Designed by renowned architect Saman Kamal and sculptor Ismail Fatah Al Turk, the monument occupies an enormous platform in the center of an artificial lake. Plan your visit to Al-Shaheed Monument and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Baghdad online route planner .
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  • The monument represents the high blood toll of the first Iraq War. The architecture is impressive. But a critical assessment of events looks different.
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  • Getting around Baghdad these days is not easy and can be costly so pre-arrange a safe taxi and get the price down. The monuments are not appreciated by locals and everything from the pre-2003 invasion...  more »
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