When Córdoba was the center of the World

Around the year 1000, the Spanish city of Córdoba had approx. 100,000 inhabitants. Some historians claim even up to 500,000.

Córdoba was one of the capitals of the Umayyad Caliphate, which covered parts of Europe, Africa, Arabia and Asia. During that time, schools, palaces, mosques and churches were built. The city was famous for its expertise in creating high quality leatherwork, jewelry, silk and other goods.

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