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View from the maqsura, a richly decorated ribbed vault with small dome in front of the mihrab, redecorated under Al-Hakam II in 961, with intricately carved interlacing fluted arches, in the Cathedral-Great Mosque of Cordoba, in Cordoba, Andalusia, Southern Spain. Beyond the maqsura is the area of hypostyle prayer hall built under Al-Hakam II in the 10th century. The first church built here by the Visigoths in the 7th century was split in half by the Moors, becoming half church, half mosque....
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