The Ministry of Culture posted a video about Islamic architecture during the Umayyad Dynasty on its website. This is one of the videos the Ministry posts on its official Twitter account about the history of Islamic architecture. The publication of the video is part of the Ministry’s efforts to celebrate “Doha Capital of Islamic Culture 2021” under the banner “Our Culture is Light.”
The new video emphasizes that the Umayyad Dynasty was the true beginning of Islamic architecture. This is when domes decorated with verses from the Qur’an were added to Byzantine architecture, and when wooden gables and marble floors were introduced. The video mentions that the Umayyad Mosque and the Aqsa Mosque are among the most important buildings from that era.