Almohad Tower of Gold, Seville (Photo)

Torre del Oro

Photograph by Juan Cole, July 27, 2010

The Torre del Oro in Seville, Spain, was built in the 1200s by the Almohad (Berber Muslim) dynasty to serve as a watchtower to guard the Gualdalquivir River (in Arabic, Wadi al-Kabir or ‘big river valley.’)

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  1. For those interested in the Almohads, see: Fromherz, A. J. (2010) The Almohads: The Rise of an Islamic Empire (I B Tauris)

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