Syria

The Great Mosque of Damascus From Roman Temple To Monument of Islam

$170

Author:

Akili, Talal

Publisher:

Municipal Administration Modernisation Program

Publisher City:

Damascus

Year:

2009

Edition:

First Edition

ISBN:

N.A.

Weight:

3000 g

Dimensions:

30*25

Reference ID:

H14604

Quantity:

9

Keyword:

Islamic art, architecture, designs, mosaics, omayyad mosque, syria, damascus, talal akili, Roman temple, aramac, syrian antiquities

287 pp. + [2], profusely illustrated in b/w photographs, plans, figures, tables, hard back binding in d/w, copy fitted in a carton box, biblio. new in mint condition
The Omayyad Mosque is Damascus greates treasure. The author Professor Talal Akili invested many years and detailed effort to document the mosque and review its architectural and urban development throughout various historical stages. The mosque used to be the Temple of the Aramaic deity Hadad in the ancient past, and of Damascus Jupiter in the recent past, before becoming the Church of St. John the Baptist yesterday, and the Grand Omayyad Mosque today. In each of those stages, it remained the unique wonder of its time, and the examplary prototype initiated in temple construction elsewhere.