Umayyad Places

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Great Mosque of Damascus (Umayyad Mosque)Great Mosque of Damascus (Umayyad Mosque)
Damascus, Syria

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.

Great Mosque of AleppoGreat Mosque of Aleppo
Aleppo, Syria

This Umayyad mosque was founded just 10 years after its more famous counterpart in Damascus. Recently restored to gleaming beauty, it is notable for its geometric courtyard paving and shrine of Zechar.