A Quark of A Different Spin. (adameros) wrote,
A Quark of A Different Spin.

I was wondering, does anyone know how old the Al Askari Mosque, one of the holiest Shiite shrines, is? It was blown up in Iraq, destroying the dome. I was looking at the images and I can't help but notice it looks like it was constructed with rebar. I always thought rebar was a fairly recent (probably starting when construction went from brick to cement in the late 1800's (just a guess)), and I had always thought of those most holy shrines in the middle east has being several hundred years old.

The picture:


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