Anthropology, Department of


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Nebraska Anthropologist 2012


Copyright 2012


The Mosque of Cordoba signifies the growth of Islamic Architecture in the Iberian Peninsula, due to the execution of new structural systems and large scale construction. However, the possibly of preoccupants of the Iberian Peninsula majorly influencing the construction of the structure seems to be neglected in research by academics. If a more in depth analysis of the site was done, iriformation on past cultures could surface and provide more knowledge on their architectural techniques and practices. This inquiry arouse after reviewing numerous books and articles on the mosque of Cordoba and past societies of the Iberian Peninsula, leading to more extensive research over their cultural and architectural styles. The findings of that research has led to the conclusion that the Mosque of Cordoba's building structure is Pre-Islamic and should be reviewed to find out more about who built the original structure, how they did it, and for what purpose was it built.