Madrasa al-Jaqmaqiyya
Damascus, Syria

The Museum of Arabic Epigraphy, located along the northern edge of the Great Umayyad Mosque, was established in 1975, to preserve and display the art of Arabic script. The museum, housing collections of illuminated manuscripts and Qurans, is situated in a late 15th century Mamluk madrasa, decorated with colorful stones in geometric arrangements and stained glass windows.


Sources:

Darke, Diana. Syria. Bradt Travek Guides, 2010.

Mafalani, Haifaa. “Tourist destinations in Damascus (2).” The Syria Times. January 10, 2015. http://syriatimes.sy/index.php/tourism/16152-tourist-destinations-in-damascus-2. Accessed November 02, 2016.

Location
Shari' al-Kalasa, Bab al-Barid, Damascus, Syria
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Events
1420-21/823-24 AH
Style Periods
1250-1517
Variant Names
Madrasa al-Jaqmaqiyya
Jaqmaqiya Madrasa
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al-Madrasa al-Jaqmaqiyya
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Jaqmaqiyya Madrasa
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al-Madrasah al-Jaqmaqiah
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Building Usages
museum
public/cultural
mosque
religious
madrasa
educational
Keywords
museums
Arabic