Wednesday, September 15, 2004
The courtyard of the Grand Mosque. Emirs from Damascus arrived in Cordoba in 719 and by 756 Abd AlRahman established himself and set about building a mosque (on the site of a Visigoth church) which was successfully enlarged over the 2 centuries. And began 300 years of Rule. The Mosque is the 3rd largest in the world and does not face Mecca, but Damascus (perhaps because Abdar Rahman was an Umayad).