Mosque Name: erash Umayyad Mosque
Year of construction (AH): unknown
Year of construction (AD): 7th century
GPS: 32°16’44.96"N 35°53’28.71"E
Original Qibla: Petra
Rebuilt facing Mecca: Never
Excavations have revealed that this mosque was constructed by making use of building materials from the earlier Roman remains and architectural features of a Roman villa which once stood in its place. Not much remains of this mosque. There is some ground level pavement, bits of the first course of the columned inner courtyard, a niche still standing in situ around 1.5 m high, and some column drums which survived the earthquake in 749 AD. (Zayadine, 2000) This mosque faces Petra within 5.02° error. It is not aligned to the surrounding Roman road system, but has its own particular Qibla.