Damascus

Built on an ancient oasis on the road to Mecca, Damascus is thought to be the oldest continually inhabited city on the planet. Historical references confirm Damascus as a city of great economic importance as early as the 3rd millennium BC. Having hosted the Greeks, the Romans and Byzantines before becoming an important Islamic city, Damascus offers visitors an unparalleled amount of interesting historical sites to explore.

Exploring Damascus and other ancient cities of Syria

Here’s the latest from Get Rid Of Me winners Katie Powell and Evan Hunken, currently exploring the ancient land of Syria. I have the window propped open and I can hear the speaker from the nearby mosque along with car … Continue reading

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The Ancient Land of Syria

I’ve just come back from one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited. The modern capital of Syria and one of the world’s oldest continually inhabited cities-Damascus. Sometimes I felt that I was in Rome, surrounded by narrow … Continue reading

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