#umayyad

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We spent the day touring old Damascus. We got to see some incredible sites, including:
🕌the Umayyad Mosque (1,000 years old and a significant piece of Islamic architecture)
🛍Souq Hamidiyeh (one of the oldest shopping bazaars in the world)
🤴🏻Tomb of Salahadin (the leader of the Arabs who defeated the crusaders)
⛪️ Tomb of St. Paul the Baptist (yes, a key Christian figure is buried in mosque)

Formerly known as Gerrha, a stronghold built by Umayyad Caliph Al-Walid ibn Abdel Malek in the 8th century, the site was later abandoned, leaving a number of well-preserved ruins. The present-day name derives from Arabic Ayn Gerrha, or "source of Gerrha". The exclusively Umayyad ruins have been recognized as a World Heritage Site.
Ruins of Umayyad palace
The city ruins cover 114,000 square meters and are surrounded by large, fortified stone walls over two meters thick and seven meters high. The rectangular city design of 370 m by 310 m is based on Roman city planning and architecture with stonework borrowed from the Byzantines. Two large avenues, the Cardo maximum, running north to south, and the Decumanus Maximus, running east to west, divide the city into four quadrants. The two main avenues, decorated with colonnades and flanked by about 600 shops, intersect under a tetrapylon. The plinths, shafts and capitals of the tetrapylon are spolia reused in the Umayyad period. Smaller streets subdivide the western half of the city in quarters of different size.
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The ruins of #anjar #aanjar from 1968. They were still excavating these artifacts from the #umayyad #ummayad dynasty dating back to 8th century. #archaeology...
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I used to play there as a kid 😀

One of the gates of The Umayyad Mosque, in the old city of Damascus. It's said that the holes in the wall had pieces of decoration made of bronze and copper.
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من مجموعتي. فلس أموي ضرب اطرابلس سنة مئه

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من مجموعتي. درهم أموي ضرب واسط سنة 87.
جاء حرف هاء أو دائره زائدة بعد (أرسله) وهو من الأخطاء القليلة في الدراهم الأموية.

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