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ibis

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any of various stork-like wading birds of temperate and tropical regions, such as the Nile, having a long, slender, downward-curving bill

Ibn

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Arabic for "son of"

iconography

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traditional images or symbols associated with a subject

Ikhshidid

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Islamic dynasty that ruled Egypt AD 935-969

Imam

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the leader of an Islamic community

incense

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the smoke or odor produced by the burning of an aromatic substance

intaglio

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A figure of design carved into or beneath the surface of hard metal or stone.

Islam

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the name of a religion that is centered on the Qur'an, the word of God as passed through the Prophet Muhammad

ithyphallic

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Relating to the phallus carried in the ancient festivals.

iwan

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vaulted hall or porch closed on three sides and open at one side overlooking the courtyard of a mosque

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