Figure 1. Plan of the Karatay Madrasa showing the dominance of the central hall (covered court).
Karatay Madrasa, Konya 1252LEARN MORE
Karatay Madrasa can be considered as the apex of Seljuk architectural small space design. Major features of...
Figure 1. The Hamdanid nafourah, ablution fountain and its dome were constructed by Kara'wih, the servant of Sayf Al-Dawlah in 354 AH
The Great Mosque of AleppoLEARN MORE
Built by the Umayyad Caliph Suleyman in 717 CE and altered several times, the Great Mosque of Aleppo remains...
Figure 1. The general plan of Ince minaret madrasa (1260-65)
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Ince Minare Madrasa is one of the most impressive structures introduced by the Seljuks to endorse the central...
Figure 1. The main gate showing its Pishtaq form, probably the first used in Islam.
Ukhaidir Palace (720-800 CE)LEARN MORE
About 100 miles south-west of Baghdad is Ukhaidar palace, one of the most preserved palaces of the Muslim...
Figure 1. Detailed plan of Atala Mosque
Atala Mosque, Jaunpur 1408LEARN MORE
Being the first mosque to be build after the independence of Jaunpur from the Islamic caliphate in India, the...
Figure 1. Internal view of the mosque showing the arcades carried by the columns
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Of the many splendours of Egypt, the Al-Azhar stands as a landmark in its architectural and cultural history...