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Tuesday, March 20, 2012


mercado medieval 08-9

Photo by: jerotinoco
1. torch. 2. large taper candle with four wicks. 3. large candleabra with holders this type of candle. Torches and/or large candles were used in banquet halls, churches, market places and streets for illumination. When Ziryab arrived in Cordova in 822 the streets were lit with torches at night but the custom was lost with the down fall of the Caliphate in the 13th C.  [ES: RAE. 2001; and Gázquez. Cocina. 2002:52]

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