St Elijah’s Monastery
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Mosul, Iraq is located in the northern part of Iraq and it is about 400km from Baghdad. It is also a city and to be exact, it is the second largest city in Iraq after Baghdad. Most of the people who live in Mosul are Arabs. However, there is a good mixture of nationalities in Mosul from Kurds, Turkmen, Assyrians, Yazidis, Shabaks, Mandeans and Armenians. As of press time, there are about 1.8 million people living in Mosul.

There are several popular and one of a kind places in Mosul. The place is setting so many records for Iraq being the second largest city in the country. Mosul is the residence to the major learning and research center in Iraq and the Middle East which is the University of Mosul. It is also the home to the Church of the East Christianity which is the historic place for Assyrians. It is said that this place is full of tombs all the way from the prophets Nahum and Jonah of the Old Testament.

Going to Mosul, you will be treated to history from ancient buildings and architectural designs. There are several different mosques, churches, castles, schools and monasteries. The designs of the buildings are not simply designs but they hold some significance.

Going to the market is also one of the things you should do if you are in Mosul. You need to walk down the streets too and be amazed and captured with the beauty of the 19th century houses.

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