In which museum in Spain I can find the last flag of the Arabian armies that used to occupy Spain for 700 years (Andalus). All I find about it in the net is this photo which seems like a festival for Spanish victory in the last war with Arabs:

Islamic flag in Andalus

In which museum I can see this flag? Or any museum about the Andalus in general?

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    So this is where the name Andalusia comes from! I learned something today :)
    – Mark Mayo
    Jul 20, 2012 at 18:31
  • @MarkMayo I am 300% sure. The name of this festival is curpillos and it is about the last battle between Arabs and natives in that area "Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa" in which Arabs had that flag. The problem here all resources are either in Arabic or Spanish... Jul 20, 2012 at 19:04
  • BTW, This is the flag of the Arab Army "Mohads army". not the Flag of Andalus itself. Jul 20, 2012 at 19:11
  • They have a flag on that page on the right which is quite different to the one you present in the photo above?
    – Mark Mayo
    Jul 20, 2012 at 19:52
  • I do not know about that Flag, But I am 100% sure the flag in the photo is the Army Flag. Jul 21, 2012 at 0:33

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Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas (Burgos) (El monasterio de Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas – Burgos) is a monastery of Cistercian nuns located approximately 1.5 km west of the city of Burgos in Spain. The monastery is open to the public. Visits are administered not by the monastic community, but by the Spanish heritage organisation Patrimonio Nacional, which maintains the property as a Spanish royal site. on display is : The tapestry that covered the tent (not the last Arabian flag) of the Almohad caliph Al Nasir, known to the Christians as Miramamolin. This tapestry was seized by the victorious Christians at the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa on July 16, 1212. When Sancho VII of Navarre's men drove through an enchained circle of African slaves guarding Miramamolin's tent, the caliph fled with great haste, leaving this tapestry along with several other prizes of war behind for the exultant Spanish.

  • I always thought it is the Flag.. Thanks for the great info. Jul 29, 2012 at 17:27
  • Hah, @Larbi, I came to add what you'd emailed me, and I see you've signed up anyway :) Fantastic.
    – Mark Mayo
    Jul 29, 2012 at 21:34
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    @HaLaBi: note that if this is the flag, it was most definitely not the last flag or last war of the Arabs in Andalusia. The Nasrid dynasty in Granada lasted until 1492. Apr 9, 2013 at 8:00

Right, after some investigation, there are a few museums in Spain related to Al-Andalus and that time period. Which one has the flag in, though, I'm not sure.

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