Antonio Almagro
Antonio Almagro received his architectural degree from Madrid’s School of Architecture in 1971, his PhD in architecture in 1978, and a diploma for the restoration of monuments from the Facolta di Arquitettura de l’Universita degli Studi “La Sapienza” di Roma and the International Centre for Conservation (ICCROM) in 1975. He is a researcher and former director of the Escuela de Estudios Arabes (1998 to 2005) in Granada, a research center belonging to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). From 1975 to 1987, he worked at the department for monuments in the Ministry of Culture of Spain and taught the history of architecture at the School of Architecture in Madrid from 1980 to 1981, and a survey of architecture at Granada University from 1997 to 2011. Antonio Almagro carried out archaeological research in the Middle East from 1989 to 1999 at the Umayyad Palace in the Citadel of Amman in Jordan, publishing volumes on Qusayr ‘Amra and the Umayyad Palace of Amman. Later in Granada, he developed new interests in al-Andalus and North Africa and in techniques of documentation and virtual reconstruction of historical architecture and gardens. He is currently a member of the Royal Academies of Fine Arts of Madrid and Granada and a corresponding member of the Deutches Archäeologisches Institut.


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