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Patron: al-Walīd ibn ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Marwān (al-Walid I) c.674-715 (r.705-15) Patron Minaret: Abu al-Nasr Sayf ad-Din al-Ashraf Qaitbay c.1416/1418-1496 Circassian Burji Mamluk Sultan of Egypt (r.1468–96)

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Damascus, city, capital of Syria. Located in the southwestern corner of the country, it has been called the ‘pearl of the East,’ praised for its beauty and lushness. It is unclear when the ancient city was founded, but evidence has been found showing that an urban center in the area existed in the 4th millennium BCE.

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Damascus, Syria - January 2008: Umayyad mosque in Damascus has been for 3000 years a place of worship starting with an Aramaens temple to the god Hadad - over the years Jupiter with the Romans, then Christ and lastly in 636 AD Muslims entered Damascus. It houses a shrine of John the Baptist. (Photo by Christopher Herwig)


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