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    The Grand Mosque Of Damascus Aka Umayyad Mosque

    Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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    The Grand Mosque Of Damascus Aka Umayyad Mosque
    The Grand Mosque of Damascus is popularly known as the Umayyad Mosque. This mosque is regarded as one of the oldest as well as the largest and also the holiest mosques in the world. Adjoining the wall at the northern side is the position of the tomb of Saladin. The tomb of Saladin is placed in a garden. It is believed that the mosque has the shrine of John, the Baptist. He was honored as a messenger by both the Muslims as well as the Christians. History Damascus has the honor of being the oldest city that is thickly populated for a quite a lot of time. The ground on which the mosque stands is considered to be one of the holiest places in the world for nearly the last 3000 years. In 1000 BC a temple was been created here by the Arameans. The temple was been constructed for Hadad,  [...]

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