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Damascus sept 2009 4807.jpg

Damascus sept 2009 4807.jpg

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The Madrasa Murshidiye (1252), which has a peculiar ground plan since tomb and prayer hall had to be oriented true south. It is a funerary college commemorating Khadija Khatun, the daughter of Ayyubid leader Malik al-Muazzam Issa (see the first picture of this series).

Its minaret is the only surviving example from the 13th century.

Nikon D3
1/640s f/8.0 at 24.0mm iso200 full exif

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