Al-Aqiser Church

Al-Aqiser Church

The Caesar Church is about 70 km southwest of Karbala Governorate, and it is 5 km away from Al-Ukhaidir Palace.
One of the most important historical landmarks of Karbala, because it is the oldest churches in Iraq in general, as it dates back to the fifth century AD.

The church was discovered by Iraqi archaeologists at the end of the seventies of the last century.
Studies indicate that the church was built in the fifth century AD. By the Nestorian sect under the state of the Lakhmids. It is distinguished by the presence of Aramaic writings and a drawing of the cross, in addition to the altar facing Jerusalem. The church has some graves of nuns and Christian clergy. The church was built with bricks, which is the same building material that was used in ancient Iraq in all the Sumerian, Babylonian, Akkadian and Assyrian civilizations, all the way to the later civilizations.
The church is surrounded by a mud wall with four towers. The wall contains fifteen doors. The church is sixteen meters high and four meters wide.

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