Thursday, July 9, 2009

Islamic Architectural Heritage

Damascus, Syria is one of oldest cities in the middle East, known to have been inhabited from the 3000 B.C in 1979 the old city of Damascus,was added to the UNEESCO lists of the world Heritage Sites khan Ad'ad Pasha is one of the most beautifull and famous hstorical buildings in the old city

The construction contains walls of stone,consisting of alternate courses of block basalt and white lime stone, four central pillars, flat roof, brick domes and stone vaults. The rooms are arranged in several stories around a central courtyard, which s covered by nine domes.

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