Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Iraqi Kurdistan: The Jalil Al Khayat Mosque in Erbil | هه‌ولێر

Mosque architecture in Kurdistan has two primary influences: Iranian and Ottoman. Ottoman architecture is the architecture of the Ottoman Empire which emerged in Bursa and Edirne in 14th and 15th centuries.

The Jalil Al Khayat Mosque is the largest in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan region.

From a set of four stamps, Red Crescent.

“The Red Crescent is an internationally accepted symbol that stands for emergency assistance, and is simply another symbol for the commonly known Red Cross.  In fact, the full name of the "Red Cross" is "International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies"


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