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madrassa

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a theological school, usually for Sunni, for teaching Islamic theology and religious law

magazine

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a storeroom where goods or ammunition are stored

mausoleum

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a large stately tomb usually covered with a dome

medallion

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a painting or an engraving set in an oval or circular frame

menat

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a necklace of gold beads that gather into a counterweight at the back of the neck; worn by the goddess Hathor and symbolized the divine powers of healing.

minaret

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tower or pillar in or near a mosque which serves as a place from which the call to prayer is made

minbar

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a pulpit in a mosque, usually where Friday prayer is spoken

modius

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a dry, turban-shaped measure, such as grain, containing about nine liters or one peck

Mongols

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The Mongols are members of any of the traditionally nomadic peoples of Mongolia. During the Middle Ages the Mongols conquered and ruled much or all of Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan, Central Asia and China.

mosque

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Muslim place of worship

motif

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a repeated design in architecture or decoration

Muslim

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a Muslim is a follower of the Islamic faith

myth

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A myth is a traditional, typically ancient story dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes that serves as a fundamental type in the worldview of a people. A myth may explain aspects of the natural world or delineate the psychology, customs, or ideals of society

mythology

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a body or collection of myths belonging to a people and addressing their origin, history, deities, ancestors, and heroes

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