Sumptuous mosaics of the Ummayad Mosque, Damascus, Syria.
قبر الجندى المجهول. الاسكندرية
13 Umayyad Mosque (building) Damascus, Syria - 715 - Marble, glass, Use: Mosque, used for prayer Significance: Mosaic in particular- Landscape of paradise where true believers go after death. Mosaic decoration showing fantastic landscape
Ever since he was young, he has been fascinated by far away countries and travelling, and spent some time in Africa, unknowingly retracing Monfried and Joseph Kessel’s footsteps when he was 10 years old in Djibouti, Ethiopia and Yemen.
A medieval monument to religious pluralism, hidden in the mountains of Afghanistan
One of the great wonders of the medieval world is a very tall, heavily ornamented minaret nestled in a green valley at the edge of the Jam river in what is now Afghanistan. Often called the Minaret of Jam, the monument was almost a millenium ago illuminated by a torch at its top, and surrounded by a thriving town with small industries and outlying farms.
Khan-e Borujerdi a traditional century Persian home in Kashan, Iran