Mosque of Omar

Mosque of Omar

Mosque of Omar is a historic mosque located in the Old City of Jerusalem. It was built in its current shape by the Ayyubid Sultan Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din in 1193 AD to commemorate the prayer of the caliph Omar. The mosque was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981 as part of Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls.

Site Information

Country: Palestine

District: West Bank

Site History: 12th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

World Heritage Site

Part of: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls

Date of Inscription: 1981

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