Name of text: Annals
Author of text: Al-Tabari (Muhammad ibn Jarir Al-Tabari)
Date of text: 9th-10th century
Date of person in text: 838-c. 923
Name of structure in text: Medina Mosque
Type of structure in text: mosque
Date of structure in text 707
Century of structure 1: 8 AD
Century of structure 2:
Country in text: Saudi Arabia
Region in text:
City in text: Medina
Specific place of mosaic in text:
Description of mosaic in text: 40 loads of tesserae from the King of Rum, on the request of Al-Walid
Mosaic date in text: 8 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text?
Tesserae gold mentioned in text?
Colour descriptions in text:
Bibliography: Al-Tabari, Annals, ed. M. J. de Goeje (Leyden: 1879-1901), 40 vols, vol. 2, p. 1194
Comments: Al-Tabari also notes thatĀ the kingĀ gave the order to look for mosaics in ruined sites and send them to al-Walid who passed them to Umar, son of Abd al-Aziz

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