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September 11, 2004

Hall of the Ambassadors

The Hall of the Ambassadors, the throne room of the Nazaries and one of the most ornate and beautiful rooms in the palace. Like many important Moorish spaces, this room is a perfect cube (doesn't sound too unusual, but the ceiling seems unbelievably high from the inside) with even more elaborate decor than in other rooms. Again, I found myself wondering how many artisans must have spent how many days (weeks, months, who knows) carving all of those geometric patterns and Koranic verses into the plaster.