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Volume 60, Number 1January/February 2009

In This Issue

A Virtual Walking Tour: Al-haram Al-Sharif - Photographed by Barry Gross and Michael Gross. Virtual tour available at www.saudiaramcoworld.com. Audio guide by oleg grabar.

Barry Gross In addition to two previous “Virtual Walking Tours” for Saudi Aramco World, since 2002 Michael and Barry Gross have produced panoramic and media-rich documentation of world architecture for Williams College (where they are co-directors of the Virtual Architecture Project), University of Virginia, the "Rome Reborn" model of ancient Rome and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. They recently authored and edited a guide to digital panoramic photography for ARTstor and the Society of Architectural Historians. Barry lives in Boston; Michael in Portland, Oregon.
Michael Gross  

Oleg Grabar is Professor Emeritus of Islamic Art and Architecture at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author of The Dome of the Rock (2006, Harvard) and The Shape of the Holy: Early Islamic Jerusalem (1996, Princeton).

Audio Guide production by Tom Verde and David Lugo. Recorded at Hagens Recording Studio, Princeton NJ.

This article appeared on pages 2-7 of the January/February 2009 print edition of Saudi Aramco World.

Check the Public Affairs Digital Image Archive for January/February 2009 images.