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Umayyad Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in the world.  Inside, a tomb is supposed to contain St. Jean Baptiste’s head.  Damascus, SYRIA   (by carmitage)

Umayyad Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in the world. Inside, a tomb is supposed to contain St. Jean Baptiste’s head. Damascus, SYRIA (by carmitage)

Masjid e Ummaya -Damuscus.Muslims believe that Christ will descend to earth through the minaret here which you see

Masjid e Ummaya -Damuscus.Muslims believe that Christ will descend to earth through the minaret here which you see

The Umayyad Mosque of Damascus, built upon a Christian Basilica where John Baptist is buried taken over by Arab rule. 624

The Umayyad Mosque of Damascus, built upon a Christian Basilica where John Baptist is buried taken over by Arab rule. 624

The pattern is from a door in the mosque, on the qibla wall, near the main mihrab, opposite the memorial to John the Baptist. Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria

The pattern is from a door in the mosque, on the qibla wall, near the main mihrab, opposite the memorial to John the Baptist. Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria

Damascus, Syria. Here is where I will wander ancient streets and think about all the history around me. But I will make friends there among the ladies, and together we will marvel at the architecture and giggle about things beneath our veils and go shopping in the market and barter with the sellers.

Damascus, Syria. Here is where I will wander ancient streets and think about all the history around me. But I will make friends there among the ladies, and together we will marvel at the architecture and giggle about things beneath our veils and go shopping in the market and barter with the sellers.

Damascus, the capital of Syria, is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world.

Damascus, the capital of Syria, is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world.

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