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The Mysterious North Dome of Esfahan’s Great Mosque

From a mainly architectural point of view, Esfahan contains one of Islam’s most significant buildings, its marvelous Masjed-e Jomeh [1]. As Oleg Grabar puts it in his wonderful book [2], one might rightly consider Esfahan’s Great Mosque as the “Chartres … Continue reading

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Dazzling Tessellations

People in the West are rightly questioning the contributions of the Islamic World for the development and implementation of human rights or humanity, which are late achievements of the Enlightenment of the West of the 18th century; or peace in … Continue reading

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