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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Ancient City of Damascus

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DATA

Region
Arab States
Country
Syrian Arab Republic 
Category
Cultural
Name
Ancient City of Damascus
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)
Year of Registered
1979
Keyword
Ancient City, Registered in 1979, World Heritage in Danger