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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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A'mr Mosque
In year 642AD, A'mr Ibn Al-Aas laid the foundations of the first and oldest Mosque in Egypt and Africa....
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The Taj Mahal
A white marble tomb built in 1631-48 in Agra, seat of the Mugal Empire by Shah Jehan for his wife, Arjuman...
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Interior Architecture of Desert Climate
Mr. Hadi Ali Shateh discusses design solutions adopted in regions of desert climate and analyses the...
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Qarawiyin Mosque
Almost entirely enclosed by narrow alleyways, the mosque of Qarawiyin, [in Fes] like many an ancient European...
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Al-Muqaddasi: An Encyclopaedic Scholar
Al-Muqaddasi (or Al-Maqdisi), originally from Al-Quds (Jerusalem), hence his name, is by far one of the most...
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Morphological and functional categories of the Mosque
The mosque plan was developed through a process of change and modification resulting in the emergence of four...
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