Amadiya is a historic city situated atop a plateau in the northern Kurdish region of Iraq. Over four thousand years old, the city's origins are Assyrian. Among the historic monuments evidencing the city's past, is the citadel on the eastern side of the city. The citadel’s Western gates, notable for their carvings, include figures of Parthian rulers. Also located in the eastern district, is the cemetery of Amadiyan princes, though few of the structures from the cemetery remain today. Among those that still stand, however, are two marble-domed funerary structures. The Amadiya Mosque, built by Sultan Hussein Wali in the fourteenth century, is one of the most prominent historic structures still standing in Amadiya, with a single minaret standing thirty meters high. The grounds just outside the city had long supported an ancient religious school which thrived for centuries, and continued to be a center of education in the local area until the twentieth century.
Hann, Geoff, Karen Dabrowska, and Tina Townsend Greaves. Iraq: The ancient sites and Iraqi Kurdistan. [location not given] : Bradt Travel Guides, 2015.