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Ḳubbat al-Hawāʾ
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, “the Dome of the Winds”, a popular appellation for isolated monuments situated on rocky spurs, for example, the (undated) domed tomb of a s̲h̲ayk̲h̲ on the west bank of the Nile (cf. Murray’s Handbook for travellers in Upper and Lower Egypt , 9th edition, ed. Mary Brodrick, London 1896, 920) above Aswan. This presumably postdates the destruction of an adjacent Coptic monastery, attested by a graffito, in S̲h̲ams al-Dawla’s Nubian expedition of 1173, though the monasteries of the area, to judge from desecratory Muslim visitation inscriptions in Arabic dated, inter alia, 694/1294-5, i…

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Rogers, J.M., “Ḳubbat al-Hawāʾ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 27 February 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4466>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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