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Arabian Peninsula, art and architecture
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The art and architecture of the Arabian Peninsula reflect a cultural continuum from antiquity to Islamic times. In antiquity, both the traffic in frankincense and the trade routes to India, the Far East, East Africa, and the Mediterranean connected the Arabian Peninsula to the wider ancient world, giving its people access to all kinds of luxury items and cultural influences…

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Finster, Barbara, “Arabian Peninsula, art and architecture”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 29 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_22722>
First published online: 2009
First print edition: 9789004178526, 2009, 2009-1



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