Figure 1. Details of a squinch in the northern dome (1088/89) providing the transition from the square bay to the circular dome.
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One of the small mahfills in Suleymaniye Mosque
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Figure 1. Plan of Al-Hakim Mosque showing the five aisled prayer hall and porticoes resembling the Al-Azhar Mosque.
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Al Hakim Mosque is the second major Fatimid Mosque and the fourth most important religious edifice in Egypt....
Figure 1. Plan of Mshatta Palace.
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Figure 1. Plan of the Karatay Madrasa showing the dominance of the central hall (covered court).
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Figure 1. The Hamdanid nafourah, ablution fountain and its dome were constructed by Kara'wih, the servant of Sayf Al-Dawlah in 354 AH
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Built by the Umayyad Caliph Suleyman in 717 CE and altered several times, the Great Mosque of Aleppo remains...