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On the walls inside appears Hebrew script under a dome with medieval Islamic floral designs.
Iraqi Jewry was once one of the largest and most prominent Jewish communities in the Middle East. Until the mid-20th century, up to 5,000 Jews used to come to the tomb during Passover. Muslims believe this tomb to be that of an unspecified personality named Dhul-Kifl. The site was protected under the control of Saddam Hussein.
It was reported in early 2010 that the local authority intends to turn the tomb into a mosque under the guise of 'preservation' of the holy site. That, however, turned out to not be true. A team of journalists from The New York Times visited the tomb in the fall of 2010, and recorded video at the site.
- David M. Gitlitz & Linda Kay Davidson ‘’Pilgrimage and the Jews’’ (Westport: CT: Praeger, 2006) 96–97.
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