Damascus. Syria. View of Umayyad Mosque’s Dome of the treasury which is mosaic covered octagonal building raised by eight truncated columns. It is located at the west end of the great colonnaded and arcaded white marble paved courtyard. In the background is the façade of the central transept. The monumental Umayyad Mosque stands in the heart of Damascus with its architectural, religious and historical significance. Dating from the 8th century, and remarkably built in only 10 years the Great Mosque occupies the entire area that once housed temenos of an enormous Roman temple of Jupiter. With is decorative splendour, It is without questioned one of the great monuments to the creative dynamism of early Islam. Damascus is the capital of Syria and one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world.
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