File Keepers is proud to provide Shredding, Document Storage, Document Scanning, Inbound Mail Processing, and Electronic Content Management [ECM] services throughout Los Angeles County, including to Alhambra. This makes us a convenient source for all of your Digital Transformation service needs. Our extensive fleet of trucks is ready to pick up your shredding – we can even do onsite shredding, and or we can bring back your records, documents, CDs, hard drives, and x-rays for secure destruction in our certified facilities. We can even provide Certificates of Destruction or provide witnessed destruction. All shredded paper documents are processed into post-consumer fiber to maximize our environmental impact. Our offsite document storage capabilities are second to none. You can archive records, request file retrieval, and we even have climate-controlled storage areas to help you preserve vital records. We can also scan selected documents on demand, or perform high volume document imaging service through our state-of-the-art scanning bureau to convert entire cabinets and storage rooms of documents into searchable electronic images. We can scan any documents, from books and magazines, to large-format blueprints and maps, all the way down to century-old onionskin archives. Our ECM department uses Laserfiche software to create a secure repository for all of your organization’s information. We can create e-forms and automated workflows to help you go paperless while we automatically name and organize your folder structure and build granular access and security levels for all your users. Finally, we can handle all of your inbound mail processing needs by creating a Digital Mailroom – we can receive, sort, scan, and securely distribute your mail so that you get all of your critical information in a timely fashion, even if your employees are working remotely.
In Granada, Andalusia, Spain, the Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex. As well as being one of the most famous monuments of Islamic architecture, the palace is also one of the best-preserved palaces of the historic Islamic world.
Granada was the last Muslim state in Al-Andalus and was established in 1238 by Muhammad I Ibn al-Ahmar, the first Nasrid emir. The complex was built on the Sabika hill, which had been used for earlier fortifications and for the palace of Samuel ibn Naghrillah. Construction campaigns that gave the palaces much of their distinctive character took place during the reigns of Yusuf I and Muhammad V. After the Christian Reconquista in 1492, the palace site became the Royal Court of Ferdinand and Isabella (where Christopher Columbus received royal endorsement for his expedition), and the palaces were partially altered. A new Renaissance-style palace was commissioned by Charles V of Spain in 1526, but it was never completed in the early 17th century. Following Napoleon I’s defeat, in which parts of the Alhambra were destroyed, the Alhambra was rediscovered after the ruin had fallen into disrepair for centuries. The first ones to rediscover it were British intellectuals, followed by American and European Romantic travelers. Washington Irving brought international attention to the Alhambra with his Tales of the Alhambra (1832). One of the first Islamic monuments to become the object of modern scientific study, the Alhambra has undergone numerous restorations since the 19th century. As a result, it has become one of Spain’s biggest tourist attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Among the oldest parts of the Alhambra today is the Alcazaba or citadel. There were many fortifications that protected the area, and this was the focal point of the whole complex. Among the towers was the Torre del Homenaje (‘Tower of Homage’), which served as military headquarters and the complex’s tallest tower. There is also a possibility that it was Ibn al-Ahmar’s first home within the Alhambra while the complex was being built. Torre de la Vela, at the westernmost point of the fortress, was a watchtower measuring 25 meters (85 feet) high. As a symbol of the Spanish conquest of Granada, the flag of Ferdinand and Isabella was raised over it for the first time on 2 January 1492. In the years that followed, a bell was added to the tower, which was rung every day at regular times, and on certain special occasions in the season, and for centuries. The tower was incorporated into the city’s coat of arms in 1843. The Alhambra’s elite guards lived within the walls of the inner fortress enclosure. As well as facilities like a communal kitchen, a hammam, and an underground cistern for water supply, the complex also contained multiple subterranean chambers which served as dungeons and grain silos.
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