4.614 | Fall 2002 | Undergraduate

Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures

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The Madrasa of Nur al-Din at Damascus (1167-68): A representative of the iwan plan, this is the premier royal madrasa in Damascus. It is distinguished by its tiered muqarnas dome. The madrasa type is believed to have been imported from the eastern Iranian realm of the Seljuqs and spread all over Syria and Anatolia in the twelfth century and Egypt in the thirteenth.

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