Bab al-Saghir Cemetery (Goristan-i Ghariban)

Bāb Saghīr (Arabic: باب الصغير‎), also called "Goristan-e-Ghariban", is an ancient cemetery and street in Damascus, Syria, with tombs on either side of the road. It is located in the Dimashq neighborhood, southwest of Umayyad Mosque.

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circa 650 CE

Bab al-Saghir Cemetery (Goristan-i Ghariban)

Entrance to the cemetery

circa 650 CE

A typical grave headstone (foreground) in the cemetery is made of marble and mentions the names of twelve imams, starting with Imam Ali at the very top.

circa 650 CE

Grave of Bilal ibn Rabah (Bilal Habshi)

Grave of Bilal ibn Rabah in Bab al-Saghir in Damascus, Syria.

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