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Bala Hauz Mosque Ceiling

Bala Hauz Mosque, Uzbekistan

Built in 1712, the Bala Hauz Masjid is noted for the profuse colors and carvings on the wooden columns of its porch and its ceiling. The joinery of its painted ceiling features extraordinary craftsmanship with the use of suspended weights, semi-circular arches and balusters.

Photo by Gabriel Jorby

Great Mosque of Xi’an

The Great Mosque of Xian is the largest and best preserved of the early mosques of China. Built primarily in the Ming Dynasty when Chinese architectural elements were synthesized into mosque architecture. Like…

Overview of the mosque

The Uqba Masjid

The Mosque of Uqba also known as the Great Mosque of Kairouan, is located in the historic walled district of the Medina, between the Rue de la Kasbah and the Rue el Farabi….

Photo by brum d (http://www.flickr.com/photos/brumd/5727075175)

Jameh Mosque of Isfahan

The Jāmeh Mosque of Isfahān (Persian: مسجد جامع اصفهان‎ – Masjid-e-Jāmeh Isfahān) is the grand, congregational mosque (Jāmeh) of Isfahān city, within Isfahān Province, Iran. The mosque is the result of continual construction, reconstruction, additions and renovations on the site…

Herat Mosque

Herat Masjid, Afghanistan

The Masjid-i Jami of Herat, the city’s first congregational mosque, was built on the site of two smaller Ghaznavid mosques that were destroyed by earthquake and fire. The present mosque was begun by…

Photo by nuritdinov

Shah-i Zinda Necropolis

The Shah-i Zinda (lit. “the Living King”) is a funerary complex, located on the south side of the Afrasiyab hill in the city of Samarqand. The focal point of the complex is the…

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