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Caliphs, considered successors of the Prophet Muhammad, were the most important religious leaders of Islam.
The most important weapons of medieval Arab warriors were the bow and the sword.
The mosque, built in a distinctive architectural style, is the largest adobe structure in the world.
Located in the Grand Mosque of Makkah, the Kaaba shrine is the most sacred site of Islam.
A selection of legendary buildings from the history of civilisation.
The round tower of the largest fort in the Arabian Peninsula had an ingenious defence system.
Remnants of Ottoman architecture in Hungary include the Gazi Kasim Pasha Mosque in Pécs and the Minaret of Eger.
The centre of the Indian mausoleum complex is a white marble tomb built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife.
One of the positive influences of the Ottoman invasion of Europe was the construction of baths.
The cathedral named after the Assumption of Mary into Heaven is one of the gems of French Gothic architecture.
The church of the 'Holy Wisdom', built in the Byzantine Empire, had been one of the largest religious buildings until 1935, when it was converted into a museum.
The most important Neoclassicist building in France, completed in 1791, became the final resting place of many of France´s greats.
The ´Temple of all gods´ was built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian.
The church consecrated to Saint Basil was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible.
Solomon's temple became one of the most important symbols of Jewish architecture.
A pilgrimage chapel designed by the French architect Le Corbusier, one of the greatest architects of the 20th century.
The geographical distribution of major (world) religions has been influenced by historical events.
Ziggurats were typical terraced step pyramids used as temples in ancient Mesopotamia.