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Ian Straughn

Islamic Archaeology

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Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology



Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World
Brown University
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Posted at Apr 07/2007 11:12PM:
Reem Yusuf:

Haram means sacred or inviolate zone. It is a Muslim holy site, for example “Al-Haramain Al-Sharifain” the two sacred places according to the Muslims are Mecca and Medina. Some people refer to the Haram al-sharif in Jerusalem as “Thalith al-haramain al-sharifain” the third sacred site in Islam.

Posted at Apr 30/2007 11:44AM:
ian: haram entry from last semseter haram