Functions of spolia in Umayyad architecture
Originally, the Latin term spolia (sg. spolium) was mainly associated with the military context and functioned in expressions such as “spoils of war”. In the area of art history, however, spolia are architectonic elements, both constructive and decorative, which were reused in architectonic context which differed from their original purpose.
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