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The Art of the Umayyad Period (661-750 A.D.)
- An online exhibition by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, explores the formative contribution of the period to the development of Islamic art.
Ceremonial and Art at the Umayyad Court
- An extract from Oleg Grabar's PhD dissertation; the development of royal ceremonial under the Umayyads went hand in hand with the formation of the theory of the caliphate, as a partiarchal rulership transformed into a royal one
- This outline focuses on its impact in Syria, and relations with the Christian community.
Umayyad Dirhams and their Mints
- Explores the production of coinage in the Umayyad Caliphate; includes a list of mints, photos of coins, and a bibliography.
The Umayyad Great Mosque, Damascus
- A photograph of the exterior of the mosque.
- Article summarizing the dynasty, with a listing of rulers and dates. From Encyclopaedia of the Orient.
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