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30 07, 2017

Florence Baptistery – Romanesque architecture in Italy

By |2019-02-10T08:22:46-08:00July 30th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Florence baptistery: the Romanesque baptistery in Florence, Italy Earlier Florence baptistery (700 AD) Probably people had built an earlier, smaller octagonal baptistery here around 700 AD.  This is where Catholic priests baptized Christian [...]

23 07, 2017

Mosque history – what is a mosque? – medieval Islamic architecture

By |2017-12-29T14:22:06-08:00July 23rd, 2017|Africa, Architecture, Islam, West Asia|3 Comments

Mosque history - Al-Azhar Mosque, Cairo (Egypt, 900s AD) What is a mosque? A mosque (MAH-SK) is a kind of building where people who follow the Islamic faith pray to God. Mosque [...]