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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Medina Azahara (Spain) en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Site: Palace-City of Madinat al-Zahra (Medina Azahara, Spain) en_US
dc.coverage.temporal creation date: 936-1010 en_US
dc.coverage.temporal design date: 2001-2003, creation date: completed, 2008 en_US
dc.creator Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos en_US 936-1010 en_US 2010-07-27T18:59:12Z 2010-07-27T18:59:12Z 936-1010 en_US
dc.identifier 146949 en_US
dc.identifier.uri en_US
dc.description Madinat al-Zahra, a planned palatine city located a few miles west of Cordoba, was founded by 'Abd al-Rahman III in 936, shortly after the proclamation of the Umayyad caliphate in al-Andalus. Construction continued during the reign of his successor al-Hakam II. The city is composed of three terraced platforms, separated from one another by walls, and enclosed by fortified walls. The uppermost terrace contained various buildings for government administration and royal ceremony, as well as residential quarters and gardens for the caliph and the court. The middle terrace was composed mainly of gardens with pavilions and pools, and orchards, while the lowest terrace contained the congregational mosque, markets, and probably residential quarters for the military and for the merchants associated with the market. Source: Archnet en_US
dc.description plan (drawing), site plan with museum site highlighted, with inset aerial view en_US
dc.format.medium stone en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 117407 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 139856 en_US
dc.rights (c) Aga Khan Award for Architecture en_US
dc.subject Museums en_US
dc.subject Islam -- History en_US
dc.subject Royal palaces en_US
dc.subject Ruined cities en_US
dc.subject Umayyad dynasty en_US
dc.subject Aga Khan Award for Architecture (Organization) en_US
dc.subject Architecture, Domestic en_US
dc.subject Islamic cities and towns en_US
dc.subject Architecture --Islamic influences en_US
dc.subject Architecture --Spain en_US
dc.subject Architecture, Modern --21st century en_US
dc.subject Abd al-Rahman III, Caliph of Cordova, 891-961 en_US
dc.subject Hakam II, Caliph of Spain, d. 976 en_US
dc.title Palace-City of Madinat al-Zahra en_US
dc.title.alternative Palace-City of Medina Azzahra en_US
dc.title.alternative Palace City of Madinat al-Zahra en_US
dc.title.alternative Palace City of Medina Azzahra en_US
dc.title.alternative Palace City of Madinat al Zahra en_US
dc.title.alternative Palace-City of Madinat al-Zahra' en_US
dc.title.alternative Palatine City of Madinat al-Zahra en_US
dc.title.alternative Madinat al Zahra Museum en_US
dc.type Image en_US
dc.rights.access All rights reserved en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 01_Madinat.jpg en_US
vra.culturalContext Islamic en_US
vra.culturalContext Spanish en_US
vra.technique construction en_US
vra.worktype Palace en_US
vra.worktype City en_US
vra.worktype Museum en_US
dc.contributor.display Islamic, Spanish en_US
dc.contributor.display architectural firm: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos (Spanish, founded 20th century) en_US

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