The Greatest Architecture Of The Middle Ages

Published August 7, 2012
Updated June 21, 2023

Greatest Architecture Of The Middle Ages: The Taj Mahal

Located in Agra, India, the Taj Mahal is a stunning white marble mausoleum. It was erected in 1632 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz, and is considered the greatest symbol of love in history. The stunning sandstone building boasts domes and vaults worked with incised painting to create geometric forms. The exterior is decorated with paint, stucco, stone inlays and carvings as well as calligraphy.

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Greatest Architecture Of The Middle Ages: Cairo Citadel

Cairo Citadel

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The Cairo Citadel is a medieval marvel located on Mokattam Hill in Cairo. The stunning display was sanctioned by the Ayyubid ruler, Salah al-Din and was completed between 1183-1184. The fortress was built to keep out the Crusaders and to protect the old city of Cairo.

Cairo Citadel Architecture Of The Middle Ages

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John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society for history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.
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Bhatt, Mamta. "The Greatest Architecture Of The Middle Ages." AllThatsInteresting.com, August 7, 2012, https://allthatsinteresting.com/architecture-middle-ages. Accessed June 23, 2024.