Medina tul Zahra - sign

Medina tul Zahra - sign

A decorative slab in museum

A decorative slab in museum

A simple pillar cap

A simple pillar cap

More elaborate pillar cap

More elaborate pillar cap

Area between Cordoba & Medina tul Zahra

Area between Cordoba & Medina tul Zahra

A white decorative slab

A white decorative slab

Pots on display - Medina tul Zahra Museum

Pots on display - Medina tul Zahra Museum

A pillar cap used in Hassan Tower Rabat

A pillar cap used in Hassan Tower Rabat

Another pillar cap used in the Alcazar of Seville

Another pillar cap used in the Alcazar of Seville

Stones from Medina tul Zahra used in San Jeronimo Monastery

Stones from Medina tul Zahra used in San Jeronimo Monastery

A decorative gift box from the Muslim era

A decorative gift box from the Muslim era

Old photographs of Medina tul Zahra

Old photographs of Medina tul Zahra

Drawing room of Abd al-Rehman III in 1944

Drawing room of Abd al-Rehman III in 1944

Floral motifs discovered in 1911

Floral motifs discovered in 1911

An early photo of Alcazar - Medina tul Zahra

An early photo of Alcazar - Medina tul Zahra

An old photo showing crumbling walls

An old photo showing crumbling walls

Pots on display - Medina tul Zahra Museum

Pots on display - Medina tul Zahra Museum

A white marble slab from Medina tul Zahra

A white marble slab from Medina tul Zahra

Medina tul Zahra Museum - warehouse

Medina tul Zahra Museum - warehouse

Pillar caps being renovated inside the warehouse

Pillar caps being renovated inside the warehouse

An old broken pot put together

An old broken pot put together

Some of the recovered fragments

Some of the recovered fragments

A decorative arch design from Medina tul Zahra

A decorative arch design from Medina tul Zahra

A basin recovered from the site

A basin recovered from the site

A pot made with clay

A pot made with clay

Various clay pots

Various clay pots

More items on display

More items on display

These pots were used to serve gravy

These pots were used to serve gravy

A flat bottom pot in Medina tul Zahra Museum

A flat bottom pot in Medina tul Zahra Museum

Old and invaluable pots

Old and invaluable pots

More varities of pots inside the museum

More varities of pots inside the museum

Jugs of Medina tul Zahra Museum

Jugs of Medina tul Zahra Museum

Base of a pillar

Base of a pillar

Pillar cap design

Pillar cap design

Decorative pillar cap

Decorative pillar cap

Two smaller pillar caps

Two smaller pillar caps

Pillar bottoms (bases)

Pillar bottoms (bases)

Pillar bottoms (bases) - front view

Pillar bottoms (bases) - front view

Model of the discovered Medina tul Zahra

Model of the discovered Medina tul Zahra

Area covering old Medina tul Zahra

Area covering old Medina tul Zahra

Fragments of floral motifs

Fragments of floral motifs

Pillar cap inside Medina tul Zahra Museum

Pillar cap inside Medina tul Zahra Museum

Base of a pillar

Base of a pillar

A beautiful looking arch

A beautiful looking arch

Decorative arch of Medina tul Zahra

Decorative arch of Medina tul Zahra

A white marble slab with motifs

A white marble slab with motifs

A drinking glass

A drinking glass

Glass - close up

Glass - close up

Another glass but different design

Another glass but different design

A porcelain plate

A porcelain plate

Porcelain plate inside Medina tul Zahra Museum

Porcelain plate inside Medina tul Zahra Museum

Old motifs put together

Old motifs put together

Inscription in Arabic

Inscription in Arabic

A decorative fragment inside the museum

A decorative fragment inside the museum

Decorative pillars and motifs

Decorative pillars and motifs

Floral motifs made of plaster

Floral motifs made of plaster

A pillar cap

A pillar cap

Pillar cap - design

Pillar cap - design

Myself inside the museum

Myself inside the museum

Car park of the Medina tul Zahra Museum

Car park of the Medina tul Zahra Museum

Olive trees beside the museum

Olive trees beside the museum

The Sierra Morena Mountains

The Sierra Morena Mountains

Site of the Medina tul Zahra ruins

Site of the Medina tul Zahra ruins

Overlooking Medina tul Zahra site

Overlooking Medina tul Zahra site

Garden of Medina tul Zahra

Garden of Medina tul Zahra

Medina tul Zahra - seen from the top

Medina tul Zahra - seen from the top

A lone date tree inside Medina tul Zahra

A lone date tree inside Medina tul Zahra

House of Jaffar - seen from the high palace

House of Jaffar - seen from the high palace

The High Garden of the Medina tul Zahra

The High Garden of the Medina tul Zahra

The upper living quarters

The upper living quarters

The Guards' quarters

The Guards' quarters

Royal stables and the Gardens

Royal stables and the Gardens

Garden of Medina tul Zahra

Garden of Medina tul Zahra

Countryside next to the Medina tul Zahra

Countryside next to the Medina tul Zahra

Zaighum Abbas Ranjha

Zaighum Abbas Ranjha

The House of Ya'far (Jaffar)

The House of Ya'far (Jaffar)

The House of Ya'far - service area

The House of Ya'far - service area

The Upper basilica building

The Upper basilica building

The Upper basilica - arches

The Upper basilica - arches

A pot in front of The House of Ya'far

A pot in front of The House of Ya'far

Arches inside Medinat Azahar

Arches inside Medinat Azahar

A pillar and it's cap

A pillar and it's cap

A tree inside the garden of Medina tul Zahra

A tree inside the garden of Medina tul Zahra

Tree close up

Tree close up

Palm trees inside the garden

Palm trees inside the garden

Pórtico de Medina Azahar

Pórtico de Medina Azahar

Three arches of the Great Portico

Three arches of the Great Portico

Side view of the Great Portico

Side view of the Great Portico

Rea view of the Great Portico

Rea view of the Great Portico

The Great Portico and King's platform

The Great Portico and King's platform

The ramped street

The ramped street

The Brides' Mountain (in Arabic) in background

The Brides' Mountain (in Arabic) in background

Site of the Medina tul Zahra's main mosque

Site of the Medina tul Zahra's main mosque

Map of the mosque

Map of the mosque

Plam trees and mosque's courtyard

Plam trees and mosque's courtyard

Boundary wall of the mosque

Boundary wall of the mosque

Floor of the Medina tul Zahra's mosque

Floor of the Medina tul Zahra's mosque

The main mosque of Medina tul Zahra & the Cordoba city

The main mosque of Medina tul Zahra & the Cordoba city

Water suppply chanel

Water suppply chanel

Myself sitting on a wall - Cordoba city in background

Myself sitting on a wall - Cordoba city in background

Scattered bricks of the mosque

Scattered bricks of the mosque

Motifs next to the Abd al- Rehman III's hall

Motifs next to the Abd al- Rehman III's hall

This part of the building was under renovation

This part of the building was under renovation

Map of the Throne room

Map of the Throne room

Medina tul Zahra mosque and mountains

Medina tul Zahra mosque and mountains

Photographs showing royal palace

Photographs showing royal palace

Aerial view of Medina tul Zahra

Aerial view of Medina tul Zahra

It was 34 degrees when I returned to the car

It was 34 degrees when I returned to the car