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Sulayman Ibn Mansur

Let’s take a look at Mallorca’s history: From about 535 AD, Mallorca became part of the Byzantine Empire, although from the years 698 AD to 902 AD the island was left more or less independent, politically and also in administrative terms. During this period Mallorca was under repeated attack, however, first by the Normans and later, by the Muslims, causing many a crisis. In 903 AD, the island finally came under Moorish rule, lasting until 1229.

The Torre dels Enagistes in Manacor today houses the Museu d’Història de Manacor. There you can find the funerary plaque dated October 23rd, 968 AD, shown in my photo, commemorating the ruler, Sulayman Ibn Mansur. Ibn Mansur was the Moorish governor of Mallorca under the rule of the Emir of Córdoba.

This panel is believed to be the oldest historic piece found in Mallorca relative to the period of the Islamic occupation. The piece exhibited is a copy, though; the original can be found at the Museu de Mallorca, in Palma.

The photo was chosen from my archive. It was taken in Manacor, Mallorca, Spain. The date: October 8th, 2007. The time was 12:23:24.

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