Ummayad Mosque,Damascus 11/1983

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Comments (3)

Margrit M. Berger (S… on March 3, 2009

Very nice composition. A shame digital cameras didn't exist at that time. I was in Aleppo (Halab) a few years before and have only slides.

Warm greetings, May

F. Zaman on March 4, 2009

may,IT WAS TAKEN BY CANON T70 and lost the i have Digital SLR but not enough time to travel much.thank you very much....Zaman

F. Zaman on November 3, 2010

The Ummayad Mosque, also known as the Grand Mosque of Damascus , located in the old city of Damascus, is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world. After the Arab conquest of Damascus, the mosque was built on the Christian basilica dedicated to John the Baptist since the time of the Roman emperor Constantine I. Initially, the Muslim conquest of Damascus in 634 did not affect the church, Under the Umayyad caliph Al-Walid I, however, the church was converted to a mosque. Between 706 and 715 the current mosque was built in its place.

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  • Uploaded on September 29, 2008
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    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: NORITSU KOKI QSS-32_33