How did the Great Mosque of Cordoba in Spain use contemporary technology? What new architectural devices, materials, techniques, or ideas were utilized at the site? How did the building use innovations? How did it differ from past structures? What architectural drawings, diagrams, and/or photographs help to answer these questions? Explain how the Mosque is supported structurally. Does it use a trabeated system (post and lintel) or arcuated system (arches, vaults, and domes)? Are walls constructed as load-bearing masonry or structural frames with infill? How is the roof supported? How does the site drain water? How does the Great Mosque of Cordoba in Spain resist gravity (if it does) and manage tension and compression of materials?