An interesting summary of the space of the mosque from the perspective of the official archaeologist of the Cabildo.
Andl archaeologist Peter Ivory perhaps the most authoritative voice to speak about what the mosque keeps in his basement. He has directed some of the most recent interventions. In the network we find a great article he gives news of where these jobs. I reproduce here a fragment hopefully encourage reading.
(…) The finding of the Church of Santa Catalina confirms the fact that by the Basilica Cathedral of San Vicente a set of buildings arising from new political and religious order that was reached after the demise of the Western Roman Empire rose. These constructs were, on the one hand, reflection of religious power exercised by the bishop as a representative of the Church, with the cathedral and its service buildings, and on the other the seat of power civil, crystallized in the existing palace next to the cathedral. Namely, San Vicente, see of Córdoba, in their environment would consolidate a number of additional buildings, that would strengthen the religious function of this urban area, such would be the case of the Church of St. Catherine. Moreover, the existence of the Byzantine governor of the palace and Visigoth ("Palace of Rodrigo") on the site of what later became the Emirate and Caliphate quarterdeck to become Christian episcopal palace and fortress denotes the obvious intent of the civil power associated with divinity and legitimacy that entails. (…)
(…) With respect to the remains of the Basilica of San Vicente know on the one hand the extraordinary range and richness of architectural decoration materials factory reused in the Mosque, as well as those elements in one way or another have come down to us as antiquities, and other work done by D. Felix Hernandez who conducted excavations at various points in the Mosque. Excavated at St. Stephen's Gate, in the NW corner. Patio de los Naranjos and into the prayer hall of the Mosque of Abd al-Rahmam I. (…)
Pedro Ivory has worked over 17 years trying to bring out the Cordovan heritage. a directed excavations Cercadillas, the Caliphate Baths, the Baths of San Pedro, those of the Fish, Santa Clara, the Church of San Pedro and the expert Magdalena.Es in the Mosque, of which he has made the study of the western façade, excavation of the Patio de los Naranjos, the facade of this R Rahman, Chamber of Hishen I Ablutions and the Dome of the Maqsura. Just published a complete study of the gate of St. Stephen : “Viziers DOOR OF MOSQUE OF CORDOBA OMEYA“
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ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE MOSQUE OF CORDOBA
IVORY PEDRO RUIZ.