Great Mosque of Damascus, Syria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut
N 33° 30.681 E 036° 18.341
37S E 249733 N 3711227
Quick Description: The Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus.
Location: Syria
Date Posted: 8/14/2012 12:55:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMF33Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 5

Long Description:
From Wikipedia:

"The Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus or formerly the Basilica of Saint John the Baptist, located in the old city of Damascus, is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world. It is considered the fourth-holiest place in Islam.

After the Arab conquest of Damascus in 634, the mosque was built on the site of a Christian basilica dedicated to John the Baptist (Yahya). The mosque holds a shrine which today may still contain the head of John the Baptist, honored as a prophet by both Christians and Muslims alike, and is believed to be the place where Isa (Jesus) will return at the End of Days. The tomb of Saladin stands in a small garden adjoining the north wall of the mosque."

Further info: (visit link)
City, State or City, Country: Damascus, Syria

Year Built: Unknown

Architect: Unknown

Webpage from GreatBuildings.com or other approved listing: [Web Link]

Other website with more information about building: [Web Link]

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