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24 August, 01:50

The structural foundation of the Great Mosque of Damascus owes much to the architecture of the Greco-Roman East. Which structural feature accounts for this? Question 2 options: Roman forum Roman precinct walls Roman bath Roman arch

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  1. 24 August, 02:01
    Answer: Roman precinct walls

    Explanation: The Great Mosque of Damascus was built by the Umayyad Caliph Al Walid. The Caliph selected a site that had previously been a temple, first to Hadad and then Jupiter Dolichhenus. The temple had a Roman design and when Al Walid demolished the temple, he left the Roman Precinct walls which gives it its distinct Greco-Roman architecture look. The walls formed the entry to the mosque and are still present in the mosque.
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