Wednesday, September 08, 2004


Puerta de la Justicia. The Justice Gate. This gate today is the only entrance to the walled confines of the Madinat al-Hambra (the Citadel of the Alhambra). Nothing has been able to reduce the majesty of this gate finished in 1348 - the most important gateway to the whole royal city. There are many symbolic features.. there is a raised open hand carved into the keystone of the outer arch which has 5 fingers - representing the 5 pillars of Islam. Between the outer arch and the inner door there was most likely another door.The inner arch was a defensive area, typical of the Nasrid military building.
courtesy of camel...
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