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The mosque's plan is arranged around an enclosed courtyard wrapped with a single arcade on the eastern and western sides and a double arcade on the southern side that leads to the prayer hall. The courtyard was originally used as a market and sleeping area for traveling caravans on the trade routes across Syria, especially on the annual pilgrimage roads to Mecca. The mosque has one of the earliest examples of an Umayyad square minaret, which was repeated in the other great Umayyad mosques in Damascus and Aleppo.


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  • Copyright: AKIN GAZI (AKIN) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 3] (191)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-11-08
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/3.5, 1/4 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-03-14 7:48
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