Baghdad in 1932

This is an image of Baghdad, Iraq in October, 1932. It was the first year of the Kingdom of Iraq’s independence.

The photograph is of the Zumurrud Khaton tomb, which was built in 1202AD.


Baghdad-Zumurrud-Khaton Zumurrud Khatun Tomb (1200 CE.), in cemetery at Baghdad. October 1932.

On this day: Baghdad fell to the Mongols in 1258

The Siege of Baghdad ended on the 10th of February, 1258.

The Mongols began the siege on the 29th of January, and it was characterised by many atrocities, including the mass murder of civilians.

The siege is considered to mark the end of the Islamic Golden Age.

Illustration circa 1430

Mongols besieging Baghdad in 1258 circa 1430