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Old October 6th, 2017, 02:04 PM   #1261
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Early Islamic Architecture: al Hayr al Gharbi Castle, near Palmyra, Syria
Built as a hunting lodge and castle by the Umayyad Caliph Hisham in 727 AD




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The main gateway has been relocated to the National Museum in Damascus:

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Old October 6th, 2017, 02:06 PM   #1262
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Early Islamic Architecture: al Hayr al Gharbi Castle, near Palmyra, Syria (727 AD)


Murals and fragments from the interior of the castle:




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Old October 6th, 2017, 05:53 PM   #1263
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Early Islamic Architecture: Mshatta Palace, outside of Amman, Jordan
It was built by the Umayyad Caliph al Walid II in 744 AD as his winter palace.




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Old October 6th, 2017, 05:55 PM   #1264
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Early Islamic Architecture: Mshatta Palace, outside of Amman, Jordan (744 AD)



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Old October 6th, 2017, 05:56 PM   #1265
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Early Islamic Architecture: Mshatta Palace, outside of Amman, Jordan (744 AD)



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Old October 6th, 2017, 05:59 PM   #1266
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Early Islamic Architecture: Mshatta Palace, outside of Amman, Jordan (744 AD)

The facade was moved to the Pergamon Museum in Berlin:




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Old October 6th, 2017, 06:00 PM   #1267
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Early Islamic Architecture: Mshatta Palace, outside of Amman, Jordan (744 AD)

The facade was moved to the Pergamon Museum in Berlin:




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Old October 6th, 2017, 06:37 PM   #1268
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Early Islamic Architecture: The Palace-City of Dar al Khalifa (9th century AD during the Abbasid era), Samarra, Iraq

Similar to how Louis XIV moved his court from Paris to Versailles, the Abbasid Caliph al Mu'tasim moved his court from Baghdad to the purpose-built city-palace of Samarra




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Early Islamic Architecture: The Palace-City of Dar al Khalifa (9th century AD during the Abbasid era), Samarra, Iraq



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Early Islamic Architecture: The Palace-City of Dar al Khalifa (9th century AD during the Abbasid era), Samarra, Iraq



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Early Islamic Architecture: The Palace-City of Dar al Khalifa (9th century AD during the Abbasid era), Samarra, Iraq



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Old October 6th, 2017, 06:43 PM   #1272
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Early Islamic Architecture: The Palace-City of Dar al Khalifa (9th century AD during the Abbasid era), Samarra, Iraq



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Early Islamic Architecture: The Palace-City of Dar al Khalifa (9th century AD during the Abbasid era), Samarra, Iraq



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Early Islamic Architecture: The Great Mosque of Samarra, Iraq
Built by the Abbasid Caliph al Mutawakil (completed in 851 AD)




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Early Islamic Architecture: The Great Mosque of Samarra, Iraq
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Early Islamic Architecture: The Great Mosque of Samarra, Iraq
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Old October 23rd, 2017, 03:33 PM   #1277
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XIX Century Neo-Mamluke Architecture: American University in Cairo, Tahrir Square Campus



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XIX Century Neo-Mamluke Architecture: American University in Cairo, Tahrir Square Campus



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