The Origins of the Islamic State 

Name of text: The Origins of the Islamic State 
Author of text: Baladhuri [abu-i 'Abbas Ahmad ibn-Jabir al Baladhuri]
Date of text: 868
Date of person in text: d. 892
Name of structure in text: Kaaba at Mecca
Type of structure in text: shrine
Date of structure in text
Century of structure 1:
Century of structure 2:
Country in text: Saudi Arabia
Region in text:
City in text: Mecca
Specific place of mosaic in text:
Description of mosaic in text:
Mosaic date in text: 8 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
Colour descriptions in text:
Bibliography: Baladhuri, The Origins of the Islamic State, ed. and trans. by Philip Khuri Hitti (New York: Longmans, Green & Co., 1916) p. 76
Comments: Baladhuri notes that al-Walid [reign 705-715] amplified the Haram mosque and provided mosaic.

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