The Great Ummayad MosqueLEARN MORE
The Great Ummayyad Mosque remains one of the great symbols...
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...
Figure 1: Entrance of Bīmaristan Arghun AI-Kāmilī, Aleppo, Syria.
Four Medieval Hospitals in SyriaLEARN MORE
The creation of hospitals as institutions for the care of...
Figure 1. Chios island (in Aegean Sea) map, Kitab-i Bahriye, Suleymaniye Library, Ayasofya, 2612.
Mapping and Picturing: Maps as Records of HistoryLEARN MORE
A study of historical maps and sea charts indicates that...
Figure 1: The Al-Azem Palace in Hama. Photo taken by the author.
The Courtyard Houses of SyriaLEARN MORE
The courtyard house is one of the most enduring...