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    قتل سیاوش، برگ مصور از شاهنامه فردوسی، شیراز، پایان قرن 16 میلادی page Miniature from a copy of Firdawsi’s Shah-nama. “The Slaying of Siyawush” Iran, Shiraz; end of 16th century Leaf: 44.5 × 26 cm Evil tongues slander good Prince Siyawush at the court of Afrasiyab, his father-in-law and king of Turan. Finally, the king decides to have Siyawush murdered, and also has his daughter Farangis whipped to make her abort the couple’s unborn child. Farangis and her son, Kay Khusraw, miraculously survive,

    @ Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.


    This mosque is one of the most elegant mosques in Iran. It extensively uses colored glass in its facade, and displays other traditional elements in its design. The stunning stained glass and exquisitely carved pillars of the winter prayer hall that are most eye-catching. The mosque was built around 1872-1884 by order of Nasirol-Mulk, the aristocrat of Shiraz-Shiraz,Iran

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    Nasir Al-Molk Mosque

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    Christopher Dresser, Ornament in the arabian style, intended to be painted in the centre of a ceiling, 1876 (via).

    This painting is not normal. IT IS AMAZING. The colors, the quality of the imgae...everything is like a photograph...impressive art that demonstrates the skills of the artist and his touch with reality.

    Ancient City of Damascus, Syria

    Old Damascus

    Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque, Damascus, Syria

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    Umayyad mosque - Damascus, Syria | Flickr - Photo by .Y.S

    Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria. The Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus, located in the old city of Damascus, is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world. It is considered by some Muslims to be the fourth-holiest place in Islam.

    Dome of Zeinab bint Ali in Damascus, Syria (by HOOREIN)

    The Green Mosque (1400s), Balkh, Afghanistan

    Al Rahman mosque - Aleppo, Syria (by Mazen Hezbor)

    Beautiful Islamic art from MOROCCO


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