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Sergej Marsnjak, Amphitheater of Lepcis Magna

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Sergej Marsnjak, Amphitheater of Lepcis Magna, April 2009

The Roman amphitheater of Lepcis Magna, located near the present-day city of Khoms in Libya. During the late antique era, the structure was divided…

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Adrees Latif, Exterior of Al-Masjid an-Nabawī (the Prophet's Mosque) in Medina

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Adrees Latif, Exterior of Al-Masjid an-Nabawī (the Prophet's Mosque) in Medina, Reuters, 2001

A nighttime exterior shot of the Al-Masjid an-Nabawī, or the Prophet's Mosque, in Medina. The massive structure is built on the site of Muhammad's…

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Omar Sanadiki, Courtyard of the Great Mosque of Aleppo in 2016, during the Syrian Civil War

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Omar Sanadiki, Courtyard of the Great Mosque of Aleppo in 2016, during the Syrian Civil War, Reuters, 13 December 2016

Both the Great Mosque of Aleppo and the Great Mosque of Damascus were built in the same year: 715 CE. The structure in Damascus has been largely…

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Douglas Boin, The Dome of the Rock and the Dome of the Chain

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Douglas Boin, The Dome of the Rock and the Dome of the Chain, July 2009

To the left of this image is the Dome of the Rock, while on the right is the Dome of the Chain. The latter building is a Muslim prayer house…

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The Foundation Stone

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The Foundation Stone, Wikimedia Commons, c. 1900-1920

A photograph of the Foundation Stone, located at the center of the Dome of the Rock. Islamic tradition from the Hadith maintains that Muhammad…

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Douglas Boin, View of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem

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Douglas Boin, View of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, August 2006

In this picture, both of the domes of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Dome of the Rock are visible. The two have virtually the same…

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Mahieddine Boumendjel, Theatre at Guelma in Algeria

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Mahieddine Boumendjel, Theatre at Guelma in Algeria, 26 June 2014

This theatre in modern-day Algeria dates to the third century CE.

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Mary Harrsch, Theatre Mask in Architecture at Ostia

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Mary Harrsch, Theatre Mask in Architecture at Ostia, 14 March 2009

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Rabax63, Theatre at Ostia

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Rabax63, Theatre at Ostia, 16 November 2016

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Dave & Margie Hill, Relief of Poet & Comedy Masks

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Dave & Margie Hill, Relief of Poet & Comedy Masks, 27 December 2010

Different performances had various costumes and masks associated with them. This relief shows the comic masks.

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