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The shared heritage of architecture between the modern world and Muslim civilisation
Domes, vaults, arches and towers… the architecture of Muslim civilisation demonstrated a huge variety of new ideas, many of which were re-used and adapted all over the world. In this zone of the exhibition, explore the lasting legacy of the interchange of ideas between East and West over hundreds of years.
Did you know
...that a thousand-year-old tower in Algeria may have been the inspiration for the spires and towers of European churches?
...that the luxurious spas we know today were already popular in Muslim civilisation in the 10th century?
...that tulips, carnations and irises came from Middle Eastern gardens to Europe in the 11th century?
In this zone: