Figure 1. Raised arcades, Kairawan Method
The Pointed ArchLEARN MORE
The first appearance of the pointed arch in the Muslim World was traced to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, but the Palace...
Figure 1: Horseshoe arches in the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus (northern arcade of the courtyard and the Minaret of the Bride). (Source).
The Arch That Never SleepsLEARN MORE
Perhaps no culture mastered the design and use of the arch more than the Muslims. Inheriting earlier arch...
Architecture under Umayyad Patronage (661-750)LEARN MORE
Under the Umayyads, Islam spread to various lands, generating considerable prosperity and wealth. In that...
Architecture under Abbassid Patronage (750-892)LEARN MORE
The Abbassids became patrons of a number of gigantic construction projects extending from large mosques and...
Bab Alamma, Samara (836/37 AD) with its three iwans
Ceremonial Gates of the AbbassidsLEARN MORE
Among the features of the Abbassids elaborate lifestyle that had a great impact on the architecture of this...