Saturday, 18 September 2021

Ancient City of Damascus

The old city of Damascus is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world

Ancient City of Damascus
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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. - in:

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