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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Damascus (Dimashq, Syria)en_US
dc.creatorUnknownen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-16T20:12:02Z
dc.date.available2010-02-16T20:12:02Z
dc.identifier140488en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/49468en_US
dc.descriptionfortified walls with bastions; includes palace rebuilt by at time of Ayyubids "Under the Ayyubid dynasty (reg 1186–1260 in Damascus) the city became the seat of a princely court and experienced increased prosperity and architectural vitality. The citadel was totally reconstructed to house a palace, and male and female members of the dynasty, military officers and religious dignitaries erected many monuments in the city and in the northern suburb of Salihiyya on Mt Qasiyun, where a construction boom took place. Extant buildings include mosque-madrasas, with or without the founder’s tomb attached, and free-standing mausolea. All these buildings have austere façades with high portals. They were constructed in ashlar, an uncommon (and presumably expensive) material that was replaced at the end of the period by alternating courses of basalt and limestone."en_US
dc.descriptionexterior, toweren_US
dc.format.mediumstoneen_US
dc.format.mediumashlaren_US
dc.relation.ispartof116683en_US
dc.rights(c) Anne and Henri Stierlinen_US
dc.subjectFortificationsen_US
dc.subjectFortsen_US
dc.subjectCitadelsen_US
dc.subjectIslam -- Historyen_US
dc.subjectIslamic cities and townsen_US
dc.subjectArchitecture --Syriaen_US
dc.titleCitadel of Damascusen_US
dc.typeImageen_US
dc.rights.accessAll rights reserveden_US
vra.culturalContextSyrianen_US
vra.culturalContextIslamicen_US
vra.techniqueconstructionen_US
vra.worktypeCitadelen_US
dc.contributor.displaySyrian, Islamicen_US


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