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View Resource Aga Khan Visual Archives

This site is the homepage for the excellent collection of textual and visual resources on Islamic architecture at MIT's Rotch Library. For internauts, the highlight of the site is the World-Wide Tour of Islamic Monuments, which contains 167 sample images from the collection. These are divided into religious architecture, organized alphabetically by country or architectural feature, and...

https://libraries.mit.edu/experts/
View Resource Islamic Arts and Architecture Organization

Created and sustained by the Islamic Arts and Architecture Organization (IAAO), a nonprofit organization seeking to encourage the study of Islamic arts research, this Web site not only provides information on Islamic arts and architecture, but also distinguishes the relationship between Islamic arts and other academic disciplines. For students, scholars, researchers, and all others interested in...

http://islamicart.com/
View Resource The Taj-Mahal Virtual Tour

One of the most instantly recognizable buildings in the entire world, the Taj Mahal is a place that millions of people visit each year from around the world. The building and its grounds were built as a monument to Mumtaz Mahal, the young bride of Shah Jehan, the fifth Mughal emperor. Located in Agra, the complex took 22 years to build and represents the labor of over twenty thousands laborers and...

http://www.taj-mahal.net/
View Resource ArchNet: Islamic Architecture Community

The rise of the Internet has allowed many professional and scholarly communities to communicate with each other across great distances, and the field of architecture and urban planning is no exception. Developed at MIT and the University of Texas at Austin, ArchNet is one such international online community that deals specifically with providing new perspectives on the built environment and...

https://archnet.org/
View Resource Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys

Created by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Muslim Journeys project "presents to the American public resources representing diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs, practices, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world." The cornerstone of this ambitious project is a carefully curated collection of resources recommended and reviewed...

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http://bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys/