Al-Mushtarak wadh'a wal-Muftaraq Sa'qa

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Al-Mushtarak wadh'a wal-Muftaraq Sa'qa

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Date of text: 13th century
Date of person in text: 1179-1229
Name of structure in text: Medina Mosque
Type of structure in text: mosque
Date of structure in text 8th century
Century of structure 1: 8 AD
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Country in text: Saudi Arabia
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City in text: Medina
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Al-Walid wrote to the king of Rum to inform him that he wanted to restore the mosque of the Prophet [Medina] and asked him for workmen.  The king sent 40 Rum and 40 Copts and dispatched 40,000 mithqal (one = 4.25 g) of gold and loads of mosaics.  The Rum and the Copts demolished the mosque.  They prepared a paste to use for the placement of the mosaic […] 

Mosaic date in text: 8 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? No
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Yaqut, al-Mushtarak wadh'a wal-Muftaraq Sa'qa, trans. by J. Wustenfeld (Leipzig: 1866-73), vol. 4, p. 466, quoted in Margurite van Berchem, ‘Les Mosaiques de la Mosquée des Omayyades a Damas’, in Eustache de Lorey and Marguerite Gautier van Berchem, Monuments et Mémoires (Paris: Foundation Eugene Piot, 1929), p. 132


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