Umayyad Mosque

The Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus, located in the old city of Damascus, is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world. It is considered by some Muslims to be the fourth-holiest place in Islam.

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Date Landscape Notes Reference
c. 630 CE Umayyad Mosque in Damascus Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, the main building compound and the courtyard.
c. 630 CE Minaret of Jesus (right), Umayyad Mosque in Damascus Minaret of Jesus is the tallest of all minarets of Umayyad Mosque in Damascus. It was was destroyed at the hands of as-Salih Ayyub while besieging as-Salih Ismail in 1245 and was later rebuilt with little decoration.
c. 790 CE Treasury Dome is one of the domes of Umayyad Mosque where the treasury funds and some Greek and other historic manuscripts used to be stored until late 17th century. N/a
c. 780 CE Shrine of John the Baptist (Maqam-i Ra's-i Nabi Yahya) N/a
Latest Update: June 27, 2015


Points of InterestPart of
MinaretsMinaret of the Bride · Minaret of Jesus (Isa As) · Minaret of Qait Bey
DomesDome of Treasury · Dome of Eagle · Dome of the Clock · Shrine of Yahya (John the Baptist)
BurialsShrine of Yahya (John the Baptist)
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