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Damascus

Listed under Historic Towns and Villages in Damascus, Syria.

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Founded in the 3rd millennium B.C., Damascus is one of the oldest cities in the Middle East. In the Middle Ages, it was the centre of a flourishing craft industry, specializing in swords and lace. The city has some 125 monuments from different periods of its history – one of the most spectacular is the 8th-century Great Mosque of the Umayyads, built on the site of an Assyrian sanctuary.

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“Damascus, Syria: Road to enchantment”

By Tim Jepson for The Telegraph First Published September 14 2008 ...Until the last century, most travellers approached the city on a track across the mountains, there to be greeted by one of the most beautiful views in Arabia – a shimmering, walled ci… Read more...

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