“Palmyra, Krac des Chevaliers, Afamia, the Umayyad Mosque—I took them everywhere,” he said, speaking to me in English.
With his death, however, the decline of the Umayyad dynasty began.
Von Kremer, however, traces their origin to the theological controversies of the Umayyad period.
The Umayyads, with a single exception, were The Umayyad dynasty.
"member of a Muslim dynasty which ruled the Caliphate 661-750 C.E. and in 756 C.E. founded an emirate in Spain," 1758, from Arabic, from Umayya, proper name of an ancestor of Muhammad from whom the dynasty claimed descent.