Omayad Mosque

tomb of John the Baptist in the Umayad Mosquewearing special clothes in the mosqueIn the heart of the old city in Damascus is the Omayad Mosque, built in 705ad. The mosque is visited by Muslims and Christians who come to visit the tomb of John the Baptist. Before I could enter the mosque to check it out, I had to put on “special clothes.” The mosque was quite large, and had beautiful gold mosaics depicting paradise.

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