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Tile with the Great Mosque of Mecca

Tile with the Great Mosque of Mecca

The three lines of Arabic writing in the upper part of this large, ceramic wall tile are from the third chapter of the Qur’an, and exhort the Muslim faithful to make the pilgrimage…

Jameh Mosque, Yazd

Walls of Yazd, Iran

Yazd is of foremost importance as a centre of fine Persian mosaics and beautiful architecture. The Yazd walls demonstrate a visual continuity in color, scale and form with the built fabric of the…

Kalta Minor - the cut minaret that was cut halfway

Kalta Minor Minaret – Khiva, Uzbekistan

The minaret that was cut halfway. It is difficult to imagine ancient Khiva without this monument of oriental architecture. The Minaret of Kalta-Minor has become an iconing symbol of the city mainly because…

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