SHEILA TERRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SHEILA TERRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Islamic waterwheel, Cordoba, Spain. This is the Molino de la Albolafia waterwheel on the Guadalquivir River. It dates from medieval times, and provided water for the nearby Alcazar gardens as well as being used to mill flour. The Alcazar was the castle and royal residence of Cordoba, inhabited by the caliphs in Islamic times, and later by the Spanish royalty.
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