Photo Album: Mosque - Cathedral of Cordoba Spain/Quarrymen's marks

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Quarrymen and stone mason marks from 9th- and 10th-century Great Mosque of Cordoba

Photo by J. Entrenas - ©2005

These marks, copied from ancient blocks of stone in the mosque, were made by the master quarrymen of 9th- and 10th-century Al-Andalus who supplied materials for the Great Mosque of Cordoba. Evidently, their advertising was more durable than glossy catalogues or web pages.

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