Figure 1. Horseshoe arches, Ummayad Mosque in Damascus.
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The first Muslim adaptation and modification of the design of the arch occurred in the invention of the...
Figure 1: Horseshoe arches in the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus (northern arcade of the courtyard and the Minaret of the Bride). (Source).
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Figure 1. Qairawan Mosque showing the rear side of the minaret.
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