Damascus. Syria. View from the western side towards the central transept of the Prayer hall at the Umayyad Mosque. 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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