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The Back-Road Historic Mosques of China

In a country known for large numbers, it was a modest, round number th...

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Technology in sub-Saharan Cultures

Genetic and paleontological findings have concluded that Africa is the...

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Mega Cities on the Silk Road

Throughout history, trade routes played a central role in the transfer...

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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 Worl...

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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)" b...

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Turkey: Home of TURQUOISE

"Did you know the word 'turquoise' is a French word that simply means ...

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BBC Four – The Dark Ages: An Age of Light – The Wonder of Islam

BBC Four: "The Dark Ages have been misunderstood. History has identifi...

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BBC Four – The Dark Ages: An Age of Light – The Wonder of Islam

BBC Four: "The Dark Ages have been misunderstood. History has identifi...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 Isla...

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New Discoveries in the Islamic Complex of Mathematics, Architecture and Art

The complex of disciplines composed of mathematics, architecture and a...

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Sheikh Zayed Great Mosque in Abu Dhabi: Islamic Architecture in the 21st Century

A splendid mosque was erected recently at Abu Dhabi. Named after the l...

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The Seljuk Face of Anatolia: Aspects of the Social and Intellectual History of Seljuk Architecture

This article deals with the Seljuk Anatolian architecture and art. The...

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Sinan’s Acoustical Technology

This article gives the the results of a research project studying the ...

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Sinan: A Great Ottoman Architect and Urban Designer

Sinan, called Mimar Sinan (Architect Sinan) and Mimar Koca Sinan (Gre...

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A Discovery in Architecture: 15th Century Islamic Architecture Presages 20th Century Mathematics

This article relates the discovery by two American scholars, Paul J. S...

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The Minaret, Symbol of a Civilization

The minaret is the architectural shape which best indicates the presen...

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