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Hegira 437–73 / AD 1064–81, Taifa kingdoms; Banu Hud dynasty, Abu Yafar Ahmad al-Muqtadir (r. AH 437–73 / AD 1064–81)
National Archaeological Museum
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The south side of the Aljafería courtyard was decorated with an arched portico similar to this one, built for effect and for decoration and with no real structural function. It was inspired by the intertwining arcades of the Great Mosque of Córdoba, but its complexity makes it singularly baroque in style.