Al-Hadba Minaret in the Last 100 Years
Rasheed Saleem Abed

Dr. Rasheed Saleem Abed, University of Mosul. Remote Sensing Center. Iraq. 

Manuscript received on August 11, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on August 15, 2020. | Manuscript published on September 30, 2020. | PP: 164-166 | Volume-9 Issue-3, September 2020. | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijrte.B4163079220 | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B4163.099320
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Abstract: Al-Hadba minaret is located in a central location on the right side of the river Tigris within the city of Mosul North of Iraq. It is one of the important heritage landmarks in Iraq, Mostly characterized by its curvature and height. It was built before more than 800 years. Later, It was destroyed due to military actions in the summer of 2017. Recently plans for reconstruction are going on. Accordingly, many different data has to be collected and organized to help form a model closer to the original shape. Prior to its destruction, careful surveying was performed to record the shape and movement of the minaret. This research provides a description of the results of this work. For a century, the minaret leaning has been slowly growing closer to the danger point. Modern construction techniques can be used to rebuild a more stable structure and avoid that movement. 
Keywords: AlHadba minaret, Mosul heritage, leaning, deformation surveying.