25 – The Caliphate

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The Umayyads Qusayr Amra, Bathhouse, frescoes The Umayyads ruled the Arab Empire from their new capital, Damascus.They chose this place over remote Arabia.Not only Islam, but also the Arab language, Arab art and culture travelled with the conquerors. Mosques and palaces were richly decorated with mosaics and abstract ornaments. Poetry knew new developments and philosophy […]

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