The Great Omayyad Mosque of Damascus

By: Afif Bahnassi

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CD4 - A first edition (stated) hardcover book in very good condition that has some bumped corners, bowed, patches chipped on some cover edges, sides and corners, some scattered scratches and rubbing, light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. The first masterpices of Islamic Art. Translation Batrechia McDonel, Samir Tower. 13.75"x9.75", 203 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. The Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus located in the old city of Damascus, is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world. After the Muslim conquest of Damascus in 634, the mosque was built on the site of a Christian basilica dedicated to John the Baptist (Yahya), honored as a prophet by Christians and Muslims. A legend dating to the 6th century holds that the building contains the head of John the Baptist. The mosque is also believed by Muslims to be the place where Jesus (Isa) will return at the End of Days. The mausoleum containing the tomb of Saladin stands in a small garden adjoining the north wall of the mosque.

Title: The Great Omayyad Mosque of Damascus

Author: Afif Bahnassi

Categories: Art History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Syria, TLASS: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall

Book ID: ec51554

Keywords: GREAT OMAYYAD MOSQUE DAMASCUS ISLAMIC ART,