If walls could talk, they’d speak in Arabic in the Alhambra. To help non-Arabic speaking visitors to understand all those mysterious squiggles on its beautiful walls, a team of researchers from the School of Arabic Studies has been photographing and translating all the poetry, love songs and praise written by three poets at the height of the Moorish occupation of Al-Andalus, when they began to build what many believe should have been classified as the eighth wonder of the world. The resulting tome, which has also been published in DVD form, covers just one of the palaces and is the first in a series that will be produced during the next few years.


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