Many worshipers came and went in the courtyard

Great Mosque of Damascus

Shot at Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, Syria

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The courtyard of this mosque was vast. And the ground was stone-paved and slithery. I saw some children running around here. This sanctuary area was just a playground for the local kids.

This mosque was originally built as the Basilica of Saint John the Baptist. Yet the area was being occupied by Muslim gradually. In the 7th century, it was rebuilt as a mosque because this area had been under foot of Islam.

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PHOTO DATA

No

207

Shooting Date

Feb 2001

Posted On

October 15, 2005

Modified On

March 30, 2021

Place

Damascus, Syria

Genre

Architectural Photography

Camera

CANON EOS KISS

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