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By Ismail Serageldin, Ephi Shluger, Joan Martin-Brown

A wide share of the a hundred ancient towns and approximately two hundred sacred websites at the international background checklist can be found within the constructing global. Of key predicament is how historical towns fare opposed to the inhabitants pressures, crumbling infrastructure, and eroding financial base of the constructing global. 'Historic towns and Sacred websites: Cultural Roots for city Futures' investigates the consequences of overpopulation and poverty on historical towns and sacred websites. It demonstrates that caring for humanity's cultural historical past can regenerate vainness and self-identities of disempowered peoples and revive moribund economies. for that reason, cultural background protection and poverty relief are heavily comparable. the aim of this quantity is to extend the conversation on cutting-edge renovation ways in line with genuine instances set in quite a number financial and social contexts. It offers the reader with a wealthy remedy of the problems, techniques, and reviews for conserving the cultural roots of city futures.

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Dura Europos Synagogue, Dura Europos, 244 A. : west wall panel with Aaron the high priest in front of the Tent of Meeting in the desert. 12 Bezalel Narkiss known and creates a problem for historians. It may have been placed in a movable ark. In the Roman Empire the shape of such a building with rows of columns within the walls is known as a basilica, such as the one that existed in Pompeii before the destruction of the city in 78 A. D. (figure 4). The most important element in a basilica is the upper windows above the columns that bring light to the main hall.

In the relatively short life span of this nation the Octagon qualifies as an historic place. It was designed by the first architect of the United States Capitol, Dr. William Thornton. C. was laid out. It became a refuge for President and Dolly Madison when the White House was burned, and it was the site in which the Treaty of 31 32 Norman L. Koonce Figure 1. , 1801. Now the Museum of the American Architectural Foundation. S. and Great Britain. In 1897 the Octagon became the national headquarters of the American Institute of Architects.

Built by Abdul-Malik from 688 to 692, the Al-Haram-ash-Sharif was meant to divert the Muslim believers from Mecca to Jerusalem (figure 10). As a round building the Dome of the Rock was not meant to be a mosque, but a memorial structure commemorating the sacrifice of Ishmael on the Temple Mount. Similarly, the neighboring Christian Figure 7. Great Mosque, Cordoba, double-arched sea of columns, 784-86. 14 Bezalel Narkiss ■ ■ ■■■■ ■ ■■ Figure 8. Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, 705-1035: reconstruction.

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