Maqam Sheikh el-Katanani (Holon)

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This is a thorough rebuilding of the Maqam Sheikh el-Katanani related to the former Arab-Palestinian village Yazur (Palmer 1881, 218).

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Overview

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A. Petersen after examining the maqam in 1991 described it this way: “It is built to a square plan with a shallow dome resting on an octagonal drum. On the north side of the building are some ruined concrete additions. The building is entered through a doorway in the middle of the north side. Inside there are windows on the west and east sides flanked by niches. In the middle of the south wall is a shallow niche decorated with inscriptions painted in henna. The dome rests on pendentives” (2001, 312).

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