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The Alhambra Palace

Over a thousand years ago craftsmen in the Islamic world began to develop intricate geometric designs based on symmetrical star patterns. The Alhambra palace in Grenada, Spain, has superb examples of this type of work. The Alhambra, which means ‘red castle’, is an architectural masterpiece. The composition of courts, gardens and water fountains were built to represent Muslim views of paradise.

Spain was ruled by Muslims between the 8th and the 15th century. It became one of the great Muslim civilisations. During this period, Spain became the centre of learning, great libraries, science, medicine, mathematics, art and technology in Europe. Western scholars studied in Spain and translated Arabic texts into Latin. Their knowledge gave rise to the Renaissance.

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