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This bookshelf with the Coran is inside the Omayyad Mosque in Damascus, Syria.

This mosque, called also the Grand Mosque of Damascus, stands at the heart of the Old city at the end of Souq al-Hamidiyeh. It was built by the Omayyad Caliph al-Walid ibn Abdul Malek in 705 A.D. when Damascus was the capital of the Arab Islamic Empire.

It's built on a sacred ground which was occupied by temples of different religions, that's why the history of the mosque itself represents the whole history of Damascus.

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Additional Photos by Maria Bartet (mariandrea) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 70 N: 169] (979)
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