Tag Archives: Paul J. Steinhardt

Darb-i Imam

The small Darb-i Imam shrine (1453), about 300 meters west of the Great Mosque, may in fact be one of the gems of Timurid architecture in Esfahan. The site is rather hidden in the labyrinthine lanes of the northern part of … Continue reading

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Abstract Art

For some time, the Gonbad-e Qabud in Maraghah in Western Iran has attracted considerable attention. Maraghah is a small city east of Daryacheh Urmiyeh in the East Azerbaijan province of Iran. It lies about 100 km south of Tabriz close … Continue reading

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Decagonal Tesselations

The Great Seljuq Empire (1037-1194 CE) has been described as a period with stunning scientific and artistic achievements in particular in Iran. Their capital became Esfahan in central Iran under Malikshah I (d. 1092). Among the many Seljuq monuments found … 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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