Photo Album: Mosque - Cathedral of Cordoba Spain/Double Arches

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Double tiers of horseshoe and semi-circular arches in the Mosque-Cathedral (Mezquita) of Cordoba Spain

Photo by J. Entrenas - ©2005

Abd Al-Rahman I's architects raised the height of the roof to about 39 feet (13 m), providing extra illumination, by superimposing semi-circular arches over horseshoe arches. Was this solution inspired, as some have said, by the Aqueduct of Segovia ?

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