Photo Album: Mosque - Cathedral of Cordoba Spain/Dome above Mihrab

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Cupola above mihrab in Great Mosque of Cordoba, Spain.

Photo by J. Entrenas - ©2005

This elaborate octagonal dome rises above the mihrab and the maqsura, which is flanked by columns with enterlaced multi-lobed arches and surrounded by Byzantine-style mosaics with Arabic inscriptions. Built by al-hakam II, this is one of the rare jewels of the Umayyad dynasty.

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