Minaret al-'Adil
Meskene, Syria
The Minaret al-'Adil is one of the few architectural remains that still stand in old Meskene today. Meskene is an ancient site on the main east-west trade route across Syria. Though the settlement once overlooked the Euphrates River, since the creation of Lake Asad in the late 1970s Meskene has been a lakeside site with some parts approaching the manmade body of water. The thirteenth century Ayyubid brick structure has a stark simple form that suggests Persian architectural influence that arrived from the northern part of the country. The minaret has recently been restored with its interior staircase leading the interloper to views of the new lake and Meskene.

Source:

Burns, Ross. 1992. Monuments of Syria. London: I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd., 154-155.
Location
Meskene, Syria
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Events
1210/606 AH
Style Periods
1169-1260
Variant Names
Minaret al-'Adil
al-'Adil Minaret
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Minaret of al-'Adil
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Mi'dhanat al-'Adil
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Minaret al-Adil
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Building Usages
minaret
religious
Keywords
minarets