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Name of structure in text: Umayyad Mosque/Great Mosque of Damascus
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Date of structure in text 8th century
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Century of structure 2: 8 AD
Country in text: Syria
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City in text: Damascus
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space between two rows of marble columns, one above the other, the lower row being large columns, and those above being smaller

Description of mosaic in text: pictures representing every town and tree in the world
Mosaic date in text: 8 AD
Tesserae silver mentioned in text? No
Tesserae gold mentioned in text? Yes
Colour descriptions in text: green
Bibliography: cited by Le Strange, Guy, trans., Palestine under the Moslems (London: Alexander P. Watt, 1890), A Description of Syria and the Holy Land from AD 650 to 1500, translated from the works of the Mediaeval Arab Geographers, p. 268


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