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Syria
Damascus
 Damascus is the world's oldest continuously inmhabited city.
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Damascus
 The Darwish Pasha Mosque (1574).
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Damascus
St Sarkis Church
 The 13th century Church of St Sarkis is Armenian Orthodox.
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Damascus
St Sarkis Church
 The church interiror.
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Damascus
 The House of Ananias, a friend of St Paul.
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Damascus
St Mary's Church
 The belltower of the Greek Orthodox St Mary's Church.
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Damascus
St Mary's Church
 The interior.
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Damascus
St Mary's Church
 Icon showing St George.
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Damascus
St Mary's Church
 An Orthodox wedding.
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Damascus
 Carved minaret of the Sibalya Mosque.
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Damascus
 Bab Kisam (St Paul's Chapel) is believed by Christians to have been a prison for St Paul.
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Damascus
 The tomb of Salah el Din (Saladin), 1195, who liberated the region from the European Crusaders.
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Damascus
Palace of Azem
 Azem Palace was a residence for an Ottoman governor.
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Damascus
Palace of Azem
 The decorated marble floor.
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Damascus
Palace of Azem
 Inlaid archway.
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Damascus
Palace of Azem
 Wall decoration.
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Damascus
Palace of Azem
 Painted and inlaid wall.
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Damascus
 Narrow street of the old city.
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Damascus
Altikkieh Mosque
 The Ottoman period Altikkieh Mosque.
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Damascus
Altikkieh Mosque
 The mosque was a centre of the Whirling Dervishes.
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Damascus
Covered Bazaar
 The entrance to the 1km long Covered Bazaar.
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Damascus
Covered Bazaa
 The Covered Bazaar is dominated by 'The Street Called Straight', mentioned in the Christian Bible's New Testament.
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Damascus
Temple of Jupiter
 The Temple of Jupiter.
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Damascus
Temple of Jupiter
 The Temple of Jupiter is the Roman centre of the city.
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Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 The 6th Century Umayyad Mosque is covered with mosaics. It is a converted Byzantine church.
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Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 The courtyard with its Byzantine columns and arches.
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Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 The cloister.
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Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 Decorated wooden archway.
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Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 One of the three different minarets overlooking the large courtyard.
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Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 The carved columns are all different.
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Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 The interior wall decorations.
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Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 Byzantine style columns inside the mosque.
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Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 The Tomb of John the Baptist.
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Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 Two men.
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Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 Pilgrims visiting the mosque.
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Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 The Octopyle is covered with mosaics.
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Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 Detail of the 6th century mosaics on the octopyle.
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Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 One of the three minarets of the Umayyad Mosque; all are different.
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Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 The Tomb of Hussein, revered by Shite Muslims.
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Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 The courtyard is always busy.
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Damascus
Umayyad Mosque
 Detail of the mosaics of the main building.
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Maaloula
 Maaloula is a Christian village set in the hills around Damascus.
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Maaloula
 Maaloula is one of the few places that still use Aramaic in their liturgies.
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Maaloula
 The village is overlooked by St Takla's Convent.
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Maaloula
St Takla's Convent
 St Takla's Convent is set on the site of a Greek catholic chapel dating from 325 AD.
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Maaloula
St Takla's Convent
 Icon featuring St George.
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Maaloula
St Takla's Convent
 View from the convent.
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Maaloula
St Sarkis
 The Greek Orthodox St Sarkis is the oldest convent in the world and dates from the 1st century.
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Maaloula
St Sarkis
 The entrance to the cave chapels.
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Maaloula
 The hills around Maaloula.
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Seydnaya
 Seydnaya is one of several Christian villages in the hills around Damascus.
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Seydnaya
 The village is dominated by the Convent of the Blessed Virgin.
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Seydnaya
Convent of the Blessed Virgin
 Stairways lead up to the convent.
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Seydnaya
Convent of the Blessed Virgin
 The convent was built by Justinian in 547. It is sacred to both Christians and Muslims.
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Seydnaya
Convent of the Blessed Virgin
 The belltower.
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Seydnaya
Convent of the Blessed Virgin
 The entrance to the church.
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Seydnaya
Convent of the Blessed Virgin
 View of the surrounding desert.
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Seydnaya
 View of the village and the surrounding desert.
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Latakia
 The coastal city of Latakia is close to the Turkish border.
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Latakia
 Greek Orthodox wedding.
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Latakia
 Market street.
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Latakia
 Car in the city centre.
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Latakia
 The Tetraporticus, built by Roman Emperor, Septimius Severus in 183
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Latakia
 Typical Syrian style mosque.
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Latakia
 The city's Catholic Church. Over a million Chriistians live in Syria.
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Latakia
 Fresh bread.
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Markab Castle
 Markab Castle was built by European Crusaders.
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Markab Castle
 One of the stone buildings at the castle.
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Markab Castle
 Battlements.
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Markab Castle
 The castle was and captured by Salah-el-Din (Saladin).
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Markab Castle
 The castle is set on a high hill.
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Markab Castle
 Overgrown structures.
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Markab Castle
 The castle is in ruins.
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Markab Castle
 View of the Mediterranean.
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Ugarit
 The ruins of Ugarit, a 4000 year old Phonoecian city.
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Ugarit
 The world's first alphabet was invented here around 1200 BC.
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Aleppo
 The city of Aleppo.
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Aleppo
 Drink seller in the streets of central Aleppo.
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Aleppo
 A Maronite church. The Maronites are an Eastern Catholic church from Lebanon.
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Aleppo
 Market area.
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Aleppo
 Ottoman style mosque.
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Aleppo
 The covered bazaar is one of the oldest in the world.
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Aleppo
Citadel
 The 8th century Citadel dominates the city.
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Aleppo
Citadel
 Detail of the walls.
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Aleppo
Citadel
 The entrance is reached along a viaduct.
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Aleppo
Citadel
 The Citadel has three mosques and two hamams (baths).
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Aleppo
Citadel
 Courtyard.
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Aleppo
Citadel
 View of Aleppo from the citadel.
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Aleppo
Citadel
 The banquet room.
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Aleppo
Omayad Mosque
 The courtyard of the 16th century Omayad Mosque.
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Aleppo
Omayad Mosque
 The Elegantly carved minaret dates from 1002.
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Aleppo
Omayad Mosque
 Fine stonework and paving.
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Aleppo
 A group of Palestinian men in Aleppo.
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Aleppo
Archeological Museum
 Part of a Hittite figure.
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Aleppo
Archeological Museum
 Assyrian figures.
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Aleppo
 Countryside near Aleppo.
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Dana
 The village of Dana.
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Dana
 The cattle market.
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Qalat Saman
 Qalat Saman is a 5th century Roman church in the shape of a cross located in the Syrian desert.
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Qalat Saman
 The main building is a 5th century Roman church.

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