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Aga Khan Visual Archives

This site is the homepage for the excellent collection of textual and visual resources on Islamic architecture at MIT's Rotch Library. For internauts, the highlight of the site is the World-Wide Tour of Islamic Monuments, which contains 167 sample images from the collection. These are divided into religious architecture, organized alphabetically by country or architectural feature, and...
ArchNet: Islamic Architecture Community

The rise of the Internet has allowed many professional and scholarly communities to communicate with each other across great distances, and the field of architecture and urban planning is no exception. Developed at MIT and the University of Texas at Austin, ArchNet is one such international online community that deals specifically with providing new perspectives on the built environment and...
The Taj-Mahal Virtual Tour

One of the most instantly recognizable buildings in the entire world, the Taj Mahal is a place that millions of people visit each year from around the world. The building and its grounds were built as a monument to Mumtaz Mahal, the young bride of Shah Jehan, the fifth Mughal emperor. Located in Agra, the complex took 22 years to build and represents the labor of over twenty thousands laborers and...