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Volume :47 Issue : 180 2021      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Ancient and Modern Architecture of Al-Musoukaf Market in Unaizah City Six Centuries Ago: A Model for Traditional Markets in Najd Region.

Auther : Dr. Abdulaziz I. Alhrabi

Objectives: The study aims at documenting Al-Musoukif market that was built six centuries ago, its relation to Unayzah city and its commercial position and importance in the Saudi Arabia Kingdom.
Method: The study used the descriptive historical method, previous studies of Islamic historical markets of Arab Islamic city, available references about Al-Musoukif market and ancient maps of Unayzah. The study was conducted through interviewing those who were there in the time of the old Musoukif market in Unayzah so to draw an accurate description of the market interior in order to document it. The study also used the old maps of Unayzah city to determine the old Market location.
Results: The study has managed to identify and document the location of old Musoukif market and how it was before as well as its relation with the surrounding on the maps of old and current Unayzah city and its relation to the urban structure. It also included a comprehensive description to the outstanding urban elements, shops number, goods sold, surrounding area and roads streamed from it. The study also included a description of the current Musoukif Market and an empulation to the old one.
Conclusion: In the end, the study documented Al-Musoukif Market; identified its contents, old position, the changes occurred, its relation to the surrounding roads, commercial shops besides learning about the current Musoukif and comparing it with the old market, in addition to bringing back the old mental images as they were in the past.

Keywords: Musoukif market, Traditional markets, Shops, Hopos, Majlis plazza

 

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