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Muqarnas - also known as stalactite tiling - is a type of decorative architectural design commonly used in traditional Islamic and Persian structures.

Islamic Architecture, Iran

Ceiling of a Mosque in Isfahan, Iran

Ceiling of a Mosque in Isfahan, Iran

‘This cannot be solved with plane geometry, since it has a cube in it. For the solution we need conic sections.’ —Omar Khayyam (who not only not only put his toes into non-Euclidean waters, he is also given credit by some art historians for the design of the North Dome chamber of Esfahan’s Friday Mosque, built in 1088.)

Penrose patterns, physics and tile polygons

Iran, Ardebil, Safavid Shrine of Sheikh Safi al-Din, Iwan | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Sheikh Safi al-Din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble (Persian: مجموعه آرامگاه و خانقاه شیخ صفی الدین‎) is the tomb of Sheikh Safi-ad-din Ardabili located in Ardabil, Iran. In it was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List

Photos: Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in Iran

This intricate wall features islamic calligraphy, an islamic arch, floral patterns and a cohesive color scheme.

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