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Here you will find a vast glossary-style resource of often scholarly terms relevant to anyone interested in the world of surfaces. Throughout this website we have referenced the glossary terms to the content, which means you'll be abe to look up a variety of content whilst using this website.

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Mamluk architecture

The reign of the Mamluks (1250-1517 AD) marked a breathtaking flowering of Islamic art which is most visible in old Cairo.more...

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Moss agate

Moss agate (also called mocha stone) is a semi-precious gemstone formed from silicon dioxide. more..


Calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing. A contemporary definition of calligraphic practice is "the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious and skillful manner". more..


Obsidian is a type of naturally-occurring glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock. more..


The Roman Circus, the theatre and the amphitheatre were the most important buildings in the cities for public entertainment in the Roman Empire. more..


A sculpture is a man-made three-dimensional object intended for special recognition as art. A person that creates sculptures is called a sculptor. more..


Azurite is a soft, deep blue copper mineral produced by weathering of copper ore deposits. more..

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