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Ummayyad Sites

Below is an illustrated index of the 2 Ummayyad sites profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.



  • Great 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 Zechariah.
  • 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.