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CS 251 Umayyad Architecture How Old Is Islamic Painting? Dr. Hadi Maktabi
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Umayyad Architecture Nothing survives from pre-Umayyad age Two oldest Islamic monuments belong to the  high point of Umayyad power 1. The Dome of the Rock (Jerusalem) 2. Great Mosque of Damascus Both are unique and different from anything  that was built afterwards Other than architecture, only a few artifacts  exist from this period
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The Dome of the Rock Abd al-Malik (685 – 705) came to power • Mecca was under the rival Caliph Abdallah ibn  al-Zubayr • Abd al-Malik wanted to create a rival monument  that would consolidate his authority  vis a vis  his   rival religions significance, proximity to Damascus, the 1 st   qibla )
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The Dome of the Rock • Construction in 691: beginning or end? • Earliest surviving Islamic monument
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2011 for the course CS 251 taught by Professor Hadimaktabi during the Fall '09 term at American University of Beirut.

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