Two Mesopotamian monuments from the early days of the Arab conquest clearly show the hesitation between the still Hellenistic and Byzantine styles prevalent on one side of the Euphrates and an style already saturated with the forms of the oriental genius that was predominant in the decoration of the… 1,773 more words
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Today I shall take you to a beautiful place full of history. Take my hand and let’s go in the heart of Istanbul.
In front of us stands Hagia Sophia, an old symbol of religion and what man can built for religion and to show of his power. 552 more words
So this is the Golden Road. Eight centuries ago, the minaret of Khosrugird watched the traffic as it watches us.
“What strikes the researcher, is the very scant information that one can find about the minaret.” This is what I wrote on a post-it while searching the web and the books for more information on the minaret Robert Byron saw on the… 604 more words