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Umayyad Mosque description and photos - Syria: Damascus. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Umayyad Mosque.
Photo & DescriptionThe Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus, is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world. The mosque contains the tomb of Salah ad-Din, located in a small garden adjacent to the northern wall of the mosque. According to some reports, the head of John the Baptist is kept in the mosque. The mosque was built in the 8th century, but has repeatedly suffered from fires, the last restoration took place in 1893. The courtyard is paved with black and white polished slabs and is surrounded by a colonnade. The interior of the mosque has a rich decoration: the walls are covered with inlaid marble, the floor is covered with many carpets - there are more than five thousand of them here.
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