Sunday, February 12, 2006

Umayyad Mosque Art

This is some of the artwork which adorns the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus. This mosque, which dates to the reign of al-Walid I at the beginning of the 8th century, is one of the claimants for the head of Shi'ite Imam Husayn, and has a shrine wherein rests what may be the head of John the Baptist, revered in Islam as a Prophet.


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