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Shrine of Shaykh Safi, Ardabil, Iran, Safavid Period Shrine of Shaykh Safi, Ardabil, Iran, Safavid Period Shrine of Shaykh Safi, Ardabil, Iran, Safavid Period Shrine of Shaykh Safi, Ardabil, Iran, Safavid Period
Shrine of Shaykh Safi, Ardabil, Iran, Safavid Period

Maydan, Isfahan, Iran, 17th century Maydan, Isfahan, Iran, 17th century
 Maydan, Isfahan, Iran, 17th century

 

 

Alhambra, Granada, Spain, 13th - 15th century  Alhambra, Granada, Spain, 13th - 15th century  Alhambra
Alhambra, Granada, Spain, 13th - 15th century

 

Complex of Faraj
Complex of Faraj
ibn Barquq,
Cairo, Egypt, 1400-1411


Hasht Bihisht, Isfahan, Iran, 1669 Hasht Bihisht, Isfahan, Iran, 1669

Hasht Bihisht, Isfahan, Iran, 1669

Mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun, Cairo, Egypt, 876-879 Mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun, Cairo, Egypt, 876-879

Mosque of Ahmad ibn Tulun, Cairo, Egypt, 876-879


Suleimaniye Complex

Sulaymania Complex,
Istanbul, Turkey,
1550-1557

 

Mausoleum

Mausoleum of the
Samanids, Bukhara,
Uzbekistan, first
half 10th century

Madrasa of Sultan Hasan

Madrasa of Sultan Hasan,
Cairo, Egypt, 1356-1363

 
 

Site of Ilkhanid palace

 Site of Ilkhanid palace
at Takht-i Sulayman,
Iran, ca. 1270s

 


Mausoleum of Qaytbay

Mausoleum of Qaytbay, Cairo, Egypt, 1472-1474

Topkapi Palace Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey, begun 1459

 

Mosque and Khanqah of Amir Shaykhu, Cairo, Egypt Mosque and Khanqah of Amir Shaykhu, Cairo, Egypt Mosque and Khanqah of Amir Shaykhu, Cairo, Egypt Mosque and Khanqah of Amir Shaykhu, Cairo, Egypt

Mosque and Khanqah of Amir Shaykhu, Cairo, Egypt Mosque and Khanqah of Amir Shaykhu, Cairo, Egypt Mosque and Khanqah of Amir Shaykhu, Cairo, Egypt Mosque and Khanqah of Amir Shaykhu, Cairo, Egypt

Mosque and Khanqah of Amir Shaykhu, Cairo, Egypt, 1349 and 1355, respectively.
Photos: Bernard O'Kane

 

Image in top banner:
Spain, Granada, Alhambra, Tile, 14th century, earthenware, cuerda seca, 13 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (34.3 x 34.3 cm), The Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, Gift of Joan Palevsky, M.73.5.782


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