Statue of Ibn Qasi, at Mertola in Portugal's Alentejo province.

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Statue of Ibn Qasi, at Mertola in Portugal's Alentejo province.
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Statue of Abu-l-Qasim Ahmad ibn al-Husayn ibn Qasi at Mertola in Portugal. Mertola has long links with Islam and remained under Muslim rule until 1238. Under the leadership of Ibn Qasi Mertola (from 1144 to 1150) Mertola experienced a period of independence.
Location: Mertola, Alentejo, Portugal, Europe