Omayyad Mosque - The Columns    Location: Old Damascus, Syria  Photo by: Abdulhameed Shamandour

Omayyad Mosque - The Columns Location: Old Damascus, Syria Photo by: Abdulhameed Shamandour

Umayyad Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in the world in Damascus, Syria. Inside a tomb is supposed to contain St. Jean Baptiste’s head (by carmitage).

Umayyad Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in the world in Damascus, Syria. Inside a tomb is supposed to contain St. Jean Baptiste’s head (by carmitage).

The Umayyad Mosque of Damascus, built upon a Christian Basilica where John Baptist is buried taken over by Arab rule. 624

The Umayyad Mosque of Damascus, built upon a Christian Basilica where John Baptist is buried taken over by Arab rule. 624

The Umayyad Mosque of Damascus « Islamic Arts and Architecture

The Umayyad Mosque of Damascus « Islamic Arts and Architecture

Merchants and craftsmen have sold their wares outside the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus for hundreds of years.

Merchants and craftsmen have sold their wares outside the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus for hundreds of years.

Aleppo mosque: June 2009 This Mosque was destroyed on 24 April 2013. What a shame.

Syria: Aleppo's Umayyad mosque destroyed - in pictures

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