Incredible images capture dazzling symmetry of Iran's mosques
It's a side of Iran the rest of the world doesn't normally get to see -- the kaleidoscopically brilliant interiors of the country's intricately designed mosques. With beautiful mosaics and stained gla...
Conversion of non-Christian places of worship into churches
The Christianisation of sites that had been pagan occurred as a result of spontaneous conversions in early Christian times, as well as an important part of the strategy of Interpretatio Christiana ("...
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Conversion of non-Muslim places of worship into mosques
The conversion of non-Muslim places of worship into mosques occurred primarily during the life of Muhammad and continued during subsequent Islamic conquests and under historical Muslim rule. As a resu...
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Incredible images capture dazzling symmetry of Iran's mosques
It's a side of Iran the rest of the world doesn't normally get to see -- the kaleidoscopically brilliant interiors of the country's intricately designed mosques. With beautiful mosaics and stained gla...
Church of Prophet Elijah (Thessaloniki)
The Church of Prophet Elijah (Greek: Ναός Προφήτη Ηλία) is a 14th-century church in Thessaloniki, Greece, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The church is located in the upper quarter of the old cit...
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Masjid al-Haram
Al-Masjid al-Ḥarām (Arabic: المسجد الحرام‎, The Sacred Mosque or The Grand Mosque) is the largest mosque in the world and surrounds Islam's holiest place, the Kaaba, in the city of Mecca, Sa...
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Christianised sites
The Christianisation of sites that had been pagan occurred as a result of spontaneous conversions in early Christian times, as well as an important part of the strategy of Interpretatio Christiana ("...
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Sri Kodandarama Swami Devastanam
Sri Kodandarama Swami Devastanam (శ్రీ కోదండరామ స్వామి దేవస్థానం) is a temple in Buchireddipalem, SPSR Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh, India.
The temple started construction in 1765 by a Sri Dod...
Mufti-Jami Mosque
The Mufti-Jami Mosque, (Ukrainian: Муфті Джамі, Crimean Tatar: Müfti Cami) is located in Feodosiya, Russia/Ukraine.
Construction began on the mosque in 1623 and was completed in 1637. The...
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Babri Mosque
The Babri Masjid (translation: Mosque of Babur), was a mosque in Ayodhya, a city in the Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh, India, on Ramkot Hill ("Rama's fort"). It was destroyed in 1992 when a polit...
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Saint Sophia's Cathedral, Kiev
Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev is an outstanding architectural monument of Kievan Rus'. The cathedral is one of the city's best known landmarks and the first patrimony on territory of Ukraine to be in...
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Jarvis Hall, Steyning
Jarvis Hall is a former Nonconformist chapel in the village of Steyning, in the Horsham district of the English county of West Sussex. Since its construction in 1835, the Classical-style building has...
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Shrine of Our Lady of Europe
The Shrine of Our Lady of Europe is a Roman Catholic parish church and national shrine of Gibraltar located at Europa Point. The church is dedicated to Our Lady of Europe, the Catholic patroness of Gi...
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St Michael and All Angels Church, Lowfield Heath
St Michael and All Angels Church is a church in Lowfield Heath, a depopulated former village in the Borough of Crawley, a local government district with Borough status in West Sussex, England. Built ...
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Temple of Hephaestus
The Temple of Hephaestus or Hephaisteion (also Hephesteum; Ancient Greek: Ἡφαιστεῖον, Modern Greek: Ναός Ηφαίστου) or earlier as the Theseion (also Theseum; Ancient Greek: Θησεῖον, Moder...
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St Mary Magdalene's Church, St Leonards-on-Sea
St Mary Magdalene's Church is a Greek Orthodox place of worship in St Leonards-on-Sea, a town and seaside resort which is part of the Borough of Hastings in East Sussex, England. Built in 1852 for An...
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Great Mosque of Hama
The Great Mosque of Hama (Arabic: جامع حماة الكبير‎), is a mosque in Hama, Syria. It is located about 400 meters (1,300 ft) west of the citadel. Built in the 8th century CE, it was heav...
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Santa Maria sopra Minerva
Santa Maria sopra Minerva (English: Saint Mary above Minerva, Latin: Sancta Maria supra Minervam) is one of the major churches of the Roman Catholic Order of Preachers, better known as the Dom...
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Al-Muqaddamiyah Madrasa
Al-Muqaddamiyah Madrasa (Arabic: المدرسة المقدمية‎) is a madrasah complex in Aleppo, Syria.
Armenian Cathedral of Lviv
The Armenian Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary (Armenian: Հայկական տաճար,Ukrainian: Вірменський собор, Polish: Katedra ormiańska) in Lviv, Ukraine is located in the city's Old Town, nor...
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Pantheon, Rome
The Pantheon (/ˈpænθiən/ or /ˈpænθiɒn/;Latin: Pantheon) is a building in Rome, Italy, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD) and rebuilt by the emperor Hadrian...
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Scolanova Synagogue
The Scolanova Synagogue (Judeo-Italian for new synagogue)is a synagogue in Trani, Italy. It was built as a medieval synagogue in the 13th century, confiscated by the church during a wave of antisemiti...
Santa María la Blanca
Santa María la Blanca (literally Saint Mary the White, originally known as the Ibn Shushan Synagogue, or commonly "The Congregational Synagogue of Toledo'") is a museum and former synagogue in Toledo,...
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Eshtemoa synagogue
The Eshtemoa Synagogue, located 15 km south of Hebron in as-Samu, West Bank, refers to the remains of an ancient Jewish synagogue dating from around the 4th–5th century CE.
Eshtemoa, identified as...
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Temple of Jupiter, Damascus
The Temple of Jupiter in Damascus was built by the Romans, beginning during the rule of Augustus and completed during the rule of Constantius II.An ancient Aramaean temple to Hadad once stood on this ...
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Mamre
Mamre (/ˈmæmri/; Hebrew: מַמְרֵא), full Hebrew name Elonei Mamre ("Oaks/Terebinths of Mamre"), refers to a Canaanite cultic shrine dedicated to the supreme, sky god of the Canaanite pantheon, El. Talm...
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