Mosque Name: Abū Ghūsh
City: Aby Ghosh
Year of construction (AD): 750-799
GPS: 31.810562 35.107872
Gibson Classification: Unknown
Western Palestine is extremely rich in Arabic inscriptions, whose dates range from as early as CE 150 until modern times. Most of the inscriptions date from the Islamic period, for under Islam the country gained particular religious and strategic importance, even though it made up only part of the larger province of Syria.
In this case the remains of a mosque were dated by a foundation inscription on the site that mentioned a mosque. No mihrab was mentioned.
De Vaux, Roland, and Steve, Ambroise-Marie, 1950. Fouilles à Qaryet al-ʿEnab, Abū Ġôsh, Palestine, École Biblique et Archéologique Française, Paris: J. Gabalda. https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k3338952f/f1.item.texteImage This book must be read online.
Sharon, Moshe, 1997. Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum Palaestinae, vol. I: A, Leiden: Brill, 4-6. https://brill.com/view/title/2439