The Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus, located in the old city of Damascus, is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world. It is considered by some Muslims to be the fourth-holiest place in Islam. A host of the highest-level workers, architects and artists was brought over from Persia, India and Byzantium, as well as large quantities of the finest working materials, such as marble, mosaics, gold, silver and rare paints. The Great Mosque of Damascus founded the original principles with its innovated concepts. It was the first mosque in Islamic history to feature such luxury and large size. Although this depended to a certain extent on ancient Syrian patterns, the touch of Muslim workmanship was still evident. Its rise marked the emergence of an independent style of architecture and decorative art, helping thus to embody a new personality with a firm identity.
Result of the REVIVAL project, launch by Iconem and syrian archaeologists.