Historic buildings in Homs – University of Copenhagen

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Historic buildings in Homs

The historic mosque dedicated to Ḥālid ben Al wālīd, an Arab military commander who led the Muslim conquest of Syria in the 7th century, seems to have been affected since the start of the conflict. The mausoleum had served as a pilgrimage center and is characterized by a decorative ceiling, two tall minarets and narrow galleries constructed of alternating horizontal rows of black and white stone, all typical features of traditional Islamic architecture in the Levant.