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Quiz -The glory of Cordova is Mezquita or Mosque which was converted into a cathedral by the Christian conquerors was built by whom ?

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Asked by truth exposed, 24 Oct '12 05:51 pm
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The original mosque was permeated all around with open arches, so that the sunlight could flood in, leading the worshipper to the shadows of the central area, to represent his mystical journey towards Allah; but the Christians, being less inclined towards letting in the natural elements, plugged up most of the openings so that they could be used as a backdrop for chapels dedicated to the various saints. The minaret was left standing in the middle of the west wall, but did not fare as well as Seville's Giralda, which was simply capped with a bell-tower: it was used as the central core of a new baroque sheath (as you climb up inside it, you see the sealed-up arches and windows of the Moorish original- a tower within a tower).
Answered by jameel ahmed, 24 Oct '12 05:54 pm

 
  
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Answered by aflatoon, 25 Oct '12 09:52 am

 
  
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Answered by iqbal seth, 24 Oct '12 05:59 pm

 
  
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