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Ancient City of Damascus

CountrySyria
Date of Inscription1979
CategoryCultural Sites
UNESCOhttp://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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Capital: Damascus
Currency: Syrian pound (SYP)
Language: Arabic
Time Zone: UTC+2

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