Why aren’t the Andalusians building the Middle East’s new walls?

Scott has made a handy list of Trumpian walls being built across the still-smouldering Ottoman Empire, and a quick check reveals that none of them appear to be being built by Spanish contractors. Now, around Spain local governments are renovating, but more usually simply new-building medieval (Moorish) walls for the tourist trade (in monstrous contravention, BTW, of the 1964 Venice Charter for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites). How poetic, as well as how lucrative, it would have been had they exported Al-Andalus to the source of our troubles!

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Last updated 07/10/2016

Al-Andalus (5): Al-Andalus, also known as Muslim Spain, Muslim Iberia, or Islamic Iberia, was a medieval Muslim territory and cultural domain occupying at its peak most of what are today Spain and Portugal.

Kaleboel (4325):

Ottoman Empire (8):

Spain (1882):

Venice Charter (1): The Venice Charter for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites is a set of guidelines, drawn up in 1964 by a group of conservation professionals in Venice, that provides an international framework for the conservation and restoration of historic buildings.


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