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Looking through the horseshoe arch of the mihrab to the maqsura, a richly decorated ribbed vault with small dome, 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. The first church built here by the Visigoths in the 7th century was split in half by the Moors, becoming half church, half mosque. In 784, the Great Mosque of Cordoba was begun in its place and developed over 200...
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