Jacob Bender in today’s New York Times: Spain’s Mosque-Cathedral

The New York Times As the director of “Out of Córdoba,” a documentary film about the religious coexistence of medieval Muslim Spain and Catholic Spain, I had the privilege of filming for several hours in the Great Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba when it was empty of tourists. It was a transcendent experience, and walking among its forest of columns and under its canopy of arches, one is easily transported back to a time when Muslim Córdoba was the most advanced city in all Europe, and visitors referred to the city as “the ornament of the world.”

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