Colored tiled panels which also adorn other courts and halls, are a recurrent motif. In front of this impressive background, the sultan of the century would grant his subjects an audience. - The Alhambra, Granada, Spain
Mausoleum of Shirin Beg Agha, sister of Timur, at the Shah-i Zinda necropolis in Samarqand. The exterior decoration of this tomb includes inscriptions attributed to Socrates, including: “In truth the people of this world are like birds rejoicing.