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Syria, Ancient City of Damascus

 Posted by , last edited on September 28, 2013 at 11:14:13

Location Administrative District of Damascus, Syria
Coordinates N33 30 41.004 E36 18 23.004
Type Cultural
Date of Inscription 1979

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/20 )

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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Umayyad Mosque, Grand Mosque of Damascus Umayyad Mosque, Minaret of the Bride

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