Figure 1: Dome of the Rock, the Jewel of Islam, Jerusalem (691-692).
Umayyad Mosques and PalacesLEARN MORE
The Umayyad architectural splendour is experienced in both religious and domestic buildings. At the core of...
Bab Alamma, Samara (836/37 AD) with its three iwans
Ceremonial Gates of the AbbassidsLEARN MORE
Among the features of the Abbassids elaborate lifestyle that had a great impact on the architecture of this...
Figure 1. Leaders of the crusade of 1099 noticed the elegance and practicalities of the pointed arch in Al-Aqsa as well as in the Dome of the Rock and subsequently adopted it in their constructions in Europe.
The Abbassid MosquesLEARN MORE
Building enthusiasm of the Abbassids took a new dimension in the construction of mosques as reflected in...
The Mosque of CordobaLEARN MORE
One cannot visit Cordoba (in Spain) today without a trip to its main tourist attraction, The Great Mosque of...