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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 29/2007 09:35PM:
akram: Present-day Medina – prophet Muhammad escaped to Yathrib from Mecca after he was persecuted. Here he and his followers were safe, building up a larger following, and structures necessary to the protection of the new Muslim faith, such as mosques. After becoming stronger, they went out from Medina to conquer Mecca.

Posted at Apr 30/2007 11:43AM:
ian: Yathrib entry from last semester