"Mamluki architecture" The Old City Jerusalem Tip by FruitLover

The Old City Jerusalem, Jerusalem: 22 reviews and 38 photos

"The characteristic decorative elements of the Mamluk period are:

Mukarnas - graduated, three-dimensional stone stalactites in the half-dome above the entrance.

Ablak - striped masonry. Courses of the beautiful cream-colored local limestone are alternated with courses of differently colored stone, usually red, but also black and yellow.

Klebo - interlacing stones in different colors, carved in a variety of profiles and laid in intertwining, puzzle-like fashion".

Website: http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/History/Early%20History%20-%20Archaeology/Jerusalem%20-%20Elaborate%20buildings%20of%20the%20Mamluk%20Peri

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  • Updated Jan 27, 2008
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