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The Myrtle Patio in the Nasrid Palace
The Alhambra, “The Red Fortress,” is a royal residence and fortress built on top of a hill overlooking Granada, Spain, by Granada’s last Nasrid kings in the mid-fourteenth century CE. It is known for its courtyard, lion- and myrtle-fountains, gardens, and irrigation systems.
Name: The Myrtle Patio in the Nasrid Palace at the Alhambra
Material: Stucco, tile
Length: 37 m (121 ft)
Width: 23 m (75 ft)
Date: mid-14th century CE
Place of Origin: Granada, Spain
Location: Granada, Spain
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(accessed April 30, 2010).
Avalon Foundation Distinguished Service Professor of Islamic Studies, Emerita, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago