Monocle on Design

Extra: Middle Eastern masonry

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13 September 2018

08 minutes


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Architects, stonemasons and engineers in the Middle East have used ablaq for hundreds of years. Examples are found across Spain, the Middle East and North Africa, showing how architectural techniques pre-date the borders of modern states. Our correspondent in Beirut, Lizzie Porter, visits a restoration project in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli.

13 September 2018

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