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Begum Shahi Mosque, Pakistan

Begum Shahi Mosque, Pakistan

Begum Shahi Mosque (Urdu: بیگم شاہی مسجد‎), officially The Mosque of Mariyam Zamani Begum (Urdu: مریم زمانی بیگم کی مسجد‎), is the Mughal era’s oldest surviving monument and is also regarded as the Mother of all Mosques. Located in the Walled City of Lahor.....

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Badshahi Mosque, Pakistan

Badshahi Mosque, Pakistan

One of the few important architectural monuments constructed during the long rule of Emperor Aurangzeb from 1658 to 1707 is the Badshahi Mosque (Punjabi and Urdu: بادشاہی مسجد‎, or “Imperial Mosque“). It is the mosque of the Mughal period in Lahore, the capital Pakistani .....

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Topkapı Palace Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Topkapı Palace Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

The Topkapı Palace (Turkish: Topkapı Sarayı; Ottoman Turkish: طوپقپو سرايى‎, Ṭopḳapu Sarāyı; meaning –Cannon Gate Palace), a museum in Istanbul, Turkey, which displays the Ottoman Empire’s imperial collections and houses in its library an extensive collection of .....

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Bayezid II Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Bayezid II Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

The Bayezid II Mosque (Turkish: Beyazıt Camii, Bayezid Camii) is located in Istanbul’s Bayezid Square, a well-known city in Turkey. The exact location of the mosque is near to the skeletons of early Constantinople’s Theodosius Scene (a previous headquarter of the Turkish government w.....

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Fatih Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Fatih Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

The Fatih Mosque (Turkish: Fatih Camii, “Conqueror’s Mosque” in English) designed by Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II to commemorate his conquest of Constantinople, is the sanctuary and central building of the imperial complex. It is an Ottoman mosque in Istanbul’s Fatih district, Turkey......

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Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Dolmabahçe Palace (Turkish: Dolmabahçe Sarayı, IPA: doɫmabahˈtʃe saɾaˈjɯ) was built between 1843 and 1856, at a time when life was not convenient or comforting for the average person in Istanbul or the rest of the Ottoman Empire. The palace is situated in Istanbul’s Beşiktaş dist.....

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Great Mosque of Aleppo, Syria

Great Mosque of Aleppo, Syria

The largest and one of the oldest mosques in the city of Aleppo, Syria, is the Great Mosque of Aleppo, also known as the Umayyad Mosque (Arabic: جَـامِـع حَـلَـب الْـكَـبِـيْـر‎, Jāmi‘ Ḥalab al-Kabīr). During the reign of Umayyad Caliph al-Walid I ibn ‘A.....

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Underground City Of Nooshabad, Iran

Underground City Of Nooshabad, Iran

Nushabad (Persian: نوش آباد‎, also Romanized as Nūshābād; also known as Noshābād) is the central district of Aran Va Bidgol which is located about 5 kilometers in the north of Kashan, Isfahan province, Iran. Its population was 10,476 at the 2006 census, including 2,859 households. N.....

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Aleppo City, Syria

Aleppo City, Syria

The Ancient City of Aleppo (Arabic: مدينة حلب القديمة‎, romanized: Madīnat Ḥalab al-Qadīma), Turkish – Halep, Northern Syria’s main city. It is situated about 30 miles (50 km) south of the Turkish border in the northwestern part of the country. Since its creation .....

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Camp Of Diocletian, Syria

Camp Of Diocletian, Syria

A late Roman extension to the ancient city of Palmyra (تدمر), in the Syrian Desert, was the Camp of Diocletian (معسكر ديوقلسيان). The complex was built in the late 3rd century CE under the Roman Emperor Diocletian and served as the Legio I Illyricorum’s military headquarte.....

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Palmyra, Syria

Palmyra, Syria

Palmyra (/ˌpælˈmaɪrə/; Palmyrene: “Image of city name written in Palmyrene script” Tadmor; Arabic: تَدْمُر‎ Tadmur) is an ancient Semitic town, founded sometime in the second century BC. The region is currently known as Homs, which is about 200 km north of Damascus, the capital .....

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Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran

Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran

A fine example of Persian art, culture, and architecture, the Golestan Palace (Persian: کاخ گلستان‎, Kākh-e Golestān) is the former royal Qajar complex in the capital city of Iran, Tehran. It is the precious gem sitting in the heart of Tehran bearing Pahlavi kings’ memories fro.....

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