ISLAMIC ART IN THE DOME OF THE ROCK Dome of the rock One of the most magnificent historical buildings in the world is the Dome of the Rock, it is the first Islamic monument ever constructed , and it was built between 688 and 692 by Abdu al-Malik Ben Marwan1 in old Jerusalem next to Al-Aqsa mosque. Despite what has been said that the dome of rock is a mosque, the real purpose behind building this extraordinary landmark was to protect and cover a sacred piece of rock3 which prophet Mohammad journeyed from to heaven in the night1 journey of Isra and mi ‘raj, it is also believed that this holy place witnessed many other events related to other religions too , therefore, this beautiful piece of architecture is important to both Muslims and Jews
Draper’s involvement in hotel deign grew, with many prominent hotels asking for redecoration, and even at the height of the depression Draper spent $10 million designing the Quitandina in Rio de Janeiro. In 1937 Draper created a top-to-bottom interior design scheme for the exclusive Hampshire House apartment hotel. The lobby was decorated with a black and white checkerboard floor, a thick glass Art Deco
Of the 16 granite columns in front, all but three are original, as are most of the marble-decorated walls. Sunlight pours in through the oculous, a gaping hole with an 9-meter diameter and lights up the place in a dreamy kind of way--quite suited for a godly house. What happens when it rains? A discreet and complex drainage system in the floor whisks away the water, but there is a good bit of towelling up after a deluge.
The great pyramid of giza is a great artifact because it was built with many stone bricks. It was used for a couple bariuls of kings and phorohs. You used to be able to go in it but now you can’t. Keep reading to find out more interesting facts about The Great Pyramid of Giza.
Critical analysis of the Pantheon. The pantheon is a nearly 2000-year-old roman temple that still inspires architects and artist alike. The structure was originally built in c. 27 BCE and dedicated by Marcus Agrippa. Comprised of a 142ft wide 142ft tall rotunda under a coffered concrete dome connected to a Greek style porch.
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Masjid-I-Shah Mosque Iran Introduction First, most cities with sizable Muslim population has a primary congregational mosque. The mosques are built with diverse designs and dimension which illustrate the style and geographical region. The unique designs demonstrate the architect’s expertise. The congregational mosques are expanded based on growth and the needs of the umma. Masjid-i-Shah mosque is an example of stunning buildings in the world.
King Maxentius started the construction in 308. Later on, King Maxentius was defeated by the king Constantine I who completed the structure. The basilica was the last non church basilica built in the Roman empire before the Christianity. The building consisted of rectangular plan with a central hall which was approximately (80*25 meters), the hall was surrounded with aisles
The plan of the mosque is a central dome carried on four piers and spherical pendentives, flanked by four half-domes, and four smaller domes on each corner. Also, there is a dome that separates the mihrab ceiling from the Qibla wall. The 41-meter-square interior is impressive because of its size, and it shows the amazing arrangement of mass and space like in Istanbul mosques. The main, high dome of the mosque is 52 meters high, with a diameter of 21 meters.
Topic 6. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, One of The Most Beautiful Worship Place. As one of the top ten architectural wonders in Abu Dhabi, designed on a a majestically beautiful landscape, The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a must visit place in Abu Dhabi. Not only it’s pleased your mind aesthetically with the architecture beauty, it is also a sacred place for worshippers.
The Arm of Saint Luke reliquary is similar to the reliquary of Saint Louis of Toulouse. However, the Arm of Saint Luke is slightly smaller. A crystal cylinder held the relic and allowed the viewer to see the relic from all angles, making this reliquary in the round.
Matthew’s house was the second house on the right and his house was similar to the rest of the luxurious homes. It was covered in stone and had dark brown shutters with a four or five car garage. The driveway was in a doughnut shape and in the middle of the driveway there was a stone water fountain that had two fish at the top that would spit water up in the air creating two identical arches of water. The front door was a massive dark brown tinted glass door that was about 20 feet tall outlined with dark brown stained wood. The door stood behind a row of stone columns that looked alot like something you would see outside a government
I’ve seen many of my people fall victim to the brutality of the “Red Death”. The disease continues to inflict blood on even the youngest of children and the oldest of the elders. Along my streets, I see my people lying helpless, suffering from the clutches of the “Red Death” while others have already been taken by it. Nothing that has ever happened in this world, amounts to the devastation that this disease has brought to my kingdom. Nevertheless, I do not fear the disease, and my happiness and joy remain and will remain throughout this epidemic.
Interior of a temple As you enter into a temple each room is more sacred than the one before it. Ordinary ancient Egyptians may have been allowed to enter the courtyard on special festival days, but could go no further into the temple. A row of columns surrounds the courtyard. The columns in the next room have pating to look like plants. The ones in the center where the light shines, are open as though they are blooming in the sun.
1. What is the relic of Chartres Cathedral? The relic of Chartres Cathedral is a tunic that belonged to the Virgin Mary. 2. Why would people travel long distances to see a relic?