Commemorating the Sacred Spaces of the Past: The Mamluks and the Umayyad Mosque at Damascus

@article{Walker2004CommemoratingTS,
  title={Commemorating the Sacred Spaces of the Past: The Mamluks and the Umayyad Mosque at Damascus},
  author={Bethany J. Walker},
  journal={Near Eastern Archaeology},
  year={2004},
  volume={67},
  pages={26 - 39}
}
Considered one of the wonders of world by medieval geographers, the Umayyad mosque at Damascus, with its shimmering gilded glass mosaics, had a tremendous impact on medieval Islamic architectural decoration. The mosque was, and continues to be, one of the most celebrated and frequently visited holy places in the Islamic world. One of the largest congregational mosques of its day, it served as a gathering place for the citizens of Damascus. No wonder the fledgling Mamluk state chose to patronize… Expand
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