Need an research paper on four different periods of construction. Needs to be 5 pages. Please no plagiarism. It is one of the oldest structures standing in all its glory from the time of Muslims ruler Al-Andalus in the 18th century. This place is important from the religious aspect because of its history which is related to the two important beliefs. The historians believe that there was a temple of a Roman God here where the mosque lies. The temple was converted into a church by invading Visigoths in Cordoba. After that, it was converted into a mosque which was rebuilt by the descendants of Umayyads, the first Islamic dynasty to rule Damascus from 661 to 750.
The building of the mosque was expanded over 200 years. It has a large hypostyle prayer hall, a country yard with a fountain present in it, a walkway that encircles the courtyard, a minaret tower, and a tapered bell tower (The Great Mosque of Cordoba).
The focal point of the hypostyle prayer hall is the Mihrab. Mihrab is used in a mosque for the identification of the location of Mecca, where the Muslims face while praying. Above the Mihrab is a dazzling dome, built of crisscross ribs which results in pointed arches covered with gold. The Mihrab in the mosque is framed by an arch that has a large space behind it. It is one of the greatest Roman architectures.
Sainte- Chapelle is the most famous chapel present in Paris and was built in the 13th century. This was built by the order of Louis nine. It is considered to be the gem of gothic architecture because of its unique fifteen glass windows and its rose window which forms red and blue walls of light.
Sainte-Chapelle is located in Ile de la Cite, which is in the center of Paris. The idea behind the construction of this chapel was that King Louis wanted a place to house the crown of the throne and the fragment of a true cross. He bought this from Byzantine Emperor Baldwin two by paying a very high price, about 4 times the cost incurred to build this chapel.
The design of Sainte-Chapelle was created by Pierre de Montreuil and was completed in the time span of six years. It is the perfect example of gothic architecture and is 36 meters long, 17 meters wide, and 42.5 meters high.