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Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

One of the most significant cultural heritage buildings situated on the Third Hill of Istanbul, Turkey, is the Süleymaniye Mosque (Turkish: Süleymaniye Camii, Turkish pronunciation: sylejˈmaːnije). It is the largest in the city of Istanbul and also boasts of one of the best-known panoramas in.....

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Ganjnameh Inscriptions, Hamadan, Iran

Ganjnameh Inscriptions, Hamadan, Iran

Ganjnameh (Persian: گنجنامه‎, romanized: Ganjnāme, Literally: Treasure Book) is so named because it was once believed that its cuneiform rock carvings were mysterious clues leading to caches of Median treasure. It is situated in western Iran, 12 km southwest of Hamadan (ancient Ecbatana.....

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Shah Mosque, Esfahan, Iran

Shah Mosque, Esfahan, Iran

A mosque located in Isfahan, Iran is the Shah Mosque (Persian: مسجد شاه‎; “Royal Mosque”), also known as the Masjed-e Emām (Persian: ‘Imam Mosque’). The mosque was situated in the center of Eṣfahān, along a wide central mall (city square, or courtyard) called the Maydān-e E.....

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Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Naqsh-e Jahan Square

The world pattern, or as the Iranians would term it, Naqsh-e Jahan Square (Persian: میدان نقش جهان‎ (Maidān-e Naghsh-e Jahān); “Image of the World Square”), shows the splendor of the fifth Safavid ruler, Shah Abbas the Great. It is also known as the Imam Square (میدان ا.....

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Megalithic Temples of Malta

Megalithic Temples of Malta

Malta is home to the world’s oldest free-standing structures. The Megalithic Temples of Malta (Maltese: It-Tempji Megalitiċi ta’ Malta) are monumental prehistoric buildings built between the 4th century Bc and the 3rd millennium BC. Until Göbekli Tepe’s discovery, they had bee.....

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Hagia Sophia, Turkey

Hagia Sophia, Turkey

Hagia Sophia (/ˈhɑːɡiə soʊˈfiːə/; from Koinē Greek: Ἁγία Σοφία, romanized: Hagía Sophía; Latin: Sancta Sophia, lit. ‘Holy Wisdom’), officially the Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque (Turkish: Ayasofya-i Kebir Cami-i Şerifi) and formerly the Church of Hagia Sophia, is a domed mon.....

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Mosque-Madrassa Of Sultan Hassan

Mosque-Madrassa Of Sultan Hassan

The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan (Arabic: مسجد ومدرسة السلطان حسن‎) is a huge Mamluk period mosque and madrassa situated in Cairo, Egypt, near the Citadel. This building blends power and splendor, grace, and elegance, as well as a number of decorations. The main northern.....

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Mosque Of Ibn Tulun

Mosque Of Ibn Tulun

The Mosque of Ibn Tulun (Arabic: مسجد إبن طولون‎, romanized: Masjid Ibn Ṭūlūn) is considered to be the second oldest active mosque in Egypt. This mosque was built for Ahmad ibn Tulun, son of the Abbasid caliph al-Mamun, a Turkish slave. It is the oldest mosque in Egypt and is th.....

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Mosque of Amir al-Maridani

Mosque of Amir al-Maridani

The Amir Altinbugha al-Maridani Mosque, one of the finest 14th-century monuments, was built in 1340 by Amir (Prince) “Altunbugha al-Maridani”. It is a mosque dating back to the Mamluk Sultanate of Cairo, Egypt; situated in the Darb al-Ahmar neighborhood south of Bab Zuweila. The mosque has a .....

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Free-produce Movement

Free-produce Movement

The “free produce” movement was a boycott of any goods produced with slave labor. The free-produce movement was an international boycott of goods produced by slave labor. It was seen as a way of fighting slavery by having consumers buy only produce from non-slave labor. It was used by the abo.....

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Temple Of Hephaestus

Temple Of Hephaestus

The Temple of Hephaestus or Hephaisteion (also “Hephesteum”; Ancient Greek: Ἡφαιστεῖον, Greek: Ναός Ηφαίστου) or earlier as the Theseion (also “Theseum”; Ancient Greek: Θησεῖον, Greek: Θησείο), is the best-preserved ancient temple in Greece. It was de.....

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Temple Of Olympian Zeus, Athens

Temple Of Olympian Zeus, Athens

The Temple of Olympian Zeus (Greek: Ναός του Ολυμπίου Διός, Naós tou Olympíou Diós), is a former colossal temple at the center of the Greek capital Athens; it is also known as the Olympieion or Columns of the Olympian Zeus. It was dedicated to “Olympian” Zeus, a name ori.....

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