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Posted by  Zeid on September 05, 2002 at 03:36:30:

 

El-Sibatt:the Arabic word for the "flying" overlapping room that surmount the traditional alley(usually toped an arch or vault),another optimum "traditional" usage of the spatial space & floor areas in ancient eastern cities and worked sometimes as a secondary gates thru interlocking courts.
these two photo were taken in the ancient traditional parts of Damascus.

 
 
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