Mosaic of the head of Medusa, a gorgon, surrounded by knotted and geometric patterns, Roman, 2nd century AD, discovered in 1959 in the Salon de los Mosaicos in a wealthy Roman house in the Plaza de la Corredera, in the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos or Palace of the Catholic Kings, in Cordoba, Andalusia, Southern Spain. The alcazar was rebuilt during the Umayyad Caliphate in the 10th century and used as a royal fortress by the Moors and the Christians, as a base for the Spanish Inquisition, and as a prison. The alcazar is a national monument of Spain, and the historic centre of Cordoba is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Mosaic of the head of Medusa, a gorgon, surrounded by knotted and geometric patterns, Roman, 2nd century AD, discovered in 1959 in the Salon de los Mosaicos in a wealthy Roman house in the Plaza de la Corredera, in the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos or Palace of the Catholic Kings, in Cordoba, Andalusia, Southern Spain. The alcazar was rebuilt during the Umayyad Caliphate in the 10th century and used as a royal fortress by the Moors and the Christians, as a base for the Spanish Inquisition,...
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