This historic 7th-century mosque stands on a site that has been sacred since 1000 BC. It has medieval mosaics on the facade and a shrine to John the Baptist inside.

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Go Historic ID
319531
Names
Great Mosque of Damascus (Umayyad Mosque)

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Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Title
Great Mosque of Damascus (Umayyad Mosque) - Damascus, Syria