Casa de Ya?far (detail of the Portico); one of the city?s most remarkable buildings, identified hypothetically as the residence of the vizir of Caliph al-Hakam II (961-976), Madinat Az-Zahra, Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain; erected by Abd ar-Rahman III imitating the Abbasid caliphs in Baghdad in building a royal city just outside the city of Córdoba itself. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Casa de Ya?far (detail of the Portico); one of the city?s most remarkable buildings, identified hypothetically as the residence of the vizir of Caliph al-Hakam II (961-976), Madinat Az-Zahra, Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain; erected by Abd ar-Rahman III imitating the Abbasid caliphs in Baghdad in building a royal city just outside the city of Córdoba itself. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Royal Houses
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Madinat Az-Zahra
Abd ar-Rahman III