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Lighthouse of Alexandria in the sources from Islamic Civilisation
The Lighthouse of Alexandria is one of the wonders of the Ancient World. It was still a great tourist attraction well into the medieval period, and was visited by many travellers to the city...
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Nearly 3 Centuries old light system illuminates a sacred grave on Sun's equinox
This year has been chosen as "International Year of Light (IYL2015)" by UNESCO, what a perfect time to remember these words: “If the first light of the new year doesn’t shine upon my...
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Turkey: Home of TURQUOISE
"Did you know the word 'turquoise' is a French word that simply means 'Turkish'?
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Mosque of Whirling Colours: A Mixture of Architecture and Art in Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran
There are numerous mosques all around the world. Each has a design of its own. However, in order to be distinctive from other mosques, a mosque needs to be unique and possess outstanding features....
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Architectural Links between East and West in Early Modern Times
In a programme broadcasted on BBC Radio 3 on Sunday 14 February 2010, the work and influence of the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan was highlighted, through the description of his magnificent...
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Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil or the Triumph of the Islamic Architectural Style
Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil is one of the leading voices in contemporary Islamic architecture and a practitioner known worldwide for his design of the Oxford University Centre for Islamic Studies. His use...
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West African Mosque Architecture - A Brief Introduction
Mosques built in parts of the Muslim world where Arabs migrated or took control of through wars developed a...
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A Treasure House on the Hudson
Olana is a remarkable galley of exquisite works of art collected by Fredric Edwin Church during his travels...
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Sana'a Rising
Sana'a is one of the oldest cities of Yemen, indeed one of the oldest in the World, dating back to the Sabean...
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Cosmic Motifs & Elements in Seljuk and Ottoman Architecture
The structure of Mosques and other buildings draw inspiration from descriptions in the Qur'an as well as pre-...
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The Scholars of Seville – Artists, Architecture and Government
Seville was a key centre of Islamic Civilisation in Spain. Here you can read about the architect of the...
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Masjid-i-Jamis: the Friday Mosque of Isfahan
Iran has made great contributions to Muslim architecture culminating in the introduction of the cylindrical...
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