Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Januszczak On The Dark Ages 3

An Ummayad prince had his desert bathhouse frescoed with paradisial scenes- not forgetting the naked houris. He- or someone like him- owned a brazier with naked houris at the four corners and panels in relief of people shagging. 

Think what you like of Islam. The opposite is also true. 

Al-Andalus was one of humanity's very greatest achievements. Running water, flush toilets, orange trees, astronomy. I can't hear talk of it without my eyes beginning to prickle. 
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