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Islamic palaces are of great importance, starting with the so-called Umayyad desert castles, especially the unfinished palace of Mshatta, built in 743-744 CE, in what is now Jordan, the facade of which has been displayed in Berlin since 1904.

Katharina Otto-Dorn visited the remains of the palace in 1951 on her way to Resafa, Syrien; these rare imageges can be found here

Friday, 18 December 2020