Response to comment on "Decagonal and quasi-crystalline tilings in medieval islamic architecture"

Peter J. Lu, Paul J. Steinhardt

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Our study showed that both Gunbad-i Kabud and Darb-i Imam tessellations belong to a sequence of Islamic tilings that resolve into a common set of girih tiles, so local similarities are expected. However, historically accurate reconstructions show that Darb-i Imam is unique, the only known example that does not repeat periodically and that displays a self-similar transformation enabling its continuation ad infinitum to a perfect quasi-crystalline pattern.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1383b
Issue number5855
StatePublished - Nov 30 2007

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