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THE SALÓN RICO OF THE PALACE OF THE MEDINA AL-ZAHRA

THE SALÓN RICO OF THE PALACE OF THE MEDINA AL-ZAHRA
Córdoba, Spain
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BACKGROUND

Abd-el-Rahman III commissioned the Medina Al-Zahra after elevating himself to Caliph of Córdoba and to secure his supremacy in Al-Andalus in the middle of the tenth century. In founding this palace-city, Abd-al-Rahman followed the eastern Islamic tradition of sovereigns founding medinas, or urban centers, which included both private and public quarters. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

WMF’s project at the Salón Rico began when new research into the decoration of the structure concluded that past restoration work had replaced decorative elements incorrectly. The current work includes restoring decorative elements to their proper locations and consolidating fragile pieces that have been properly restored. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Medina al-Zahra is one of the most unique and important complexes of early Islamic architecture in the Iberian Peninsula, and has greatly influenced later Spanish Islamic architectural styles. (...)

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