Monuments & Statues 2


Saddam's martyrs monument, known as the Shaheed Monument, was built to honor the 1 million+

Iraqis killed in the eight year-long Iran-Iraq war.  All the names of the dead soldiers are carved

into stone walls below ground level.




Just a few of the names.




Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  This large circular structure resembles

a warrior's shield dropped on the ground after he has received a

fatal blow.


Tribute to Iraqi soldiers.


Sculpture at Baghdad International Airport.




Ali Baba's wife pouring hot oil into the pots where the 40 thieves were hiding.




Tribute to Iraqi Air Force pilots who fought in Iran-Iraq war.

The conquered aircraft is an actual Iranian fighter jet shot down

in eastern Iraq.  The building in the background was formerly

the Iraqi Air Force headquarters and served as a U.S. Embassy

in the 1960s.




So much of Iraq's history is characterized by war and military

activity, that most of the monuments that don't honor

Saddam Hussain, are tributes to military heroes.




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