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Unformatted text preview: Pre-Islamic Contexts Petra – Petra is a famous city carved out of stone, hidden by towering Sandstone Mountains in Jordan. It was established around the 6 th century BC, by the Nabataea Arabs. It is admired for its refined culture, massive architecture and ingenious complex of dams and water channels. It has a blend of Eastern traditions with Hellenistic architecture. Palmyra – Ancient Arab city. In the old times it was an important city of central Syria. Located in an oasis. Vital caravan city for travelers crossing the Syranian desert. Pre-Islamic City Rusafa - Rusafa (Palmyra) is a city located in modern day Syria. Birthplace of Christianity, Roman, Hellenistic, Byzantine art Mecca – City in Saudi Arabia and the holiest meeting site in Islam Medina – City in Saudi Arabia and the burial place of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad and it is historically significant for being his home after the Hijrah Hijrah – Migration of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and his followers to the city of Medina in...
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course ART 154 taught by Professor Anderson during the Fall '10 term at UNC.
- Fall '10