Syria conflict: Homs and Damascus blasts kill more than 100
Bomb blasts in the Syrian cities of Homs and Damascus have killed more than 100 people, monitors and state media say.
Syria's lost treasure: How the civil war is ruining the country's ancient architecture
The site where Cain is held to have murdered Abel is in a cave below a white dome on the slopes of Mount Qassioun, overlooking Damascus. It seems strikingly appropriate that the most notorious Biblica...
Damascus - Documentary
Damascus is the capital of Syria and is a symbol of culture in the Near East. One hundred kilometres from the Mediterranean coast, the strategically located ...
Nur al-Din Bimaristan
Nur al-Din Bimaristan (Arabic: البيمارستان النوري‎) is a large medieval bimaristan ("hospital") in Damascus, Syria. It is located in the al-Hariqa quarter in the old walled city, to the sout...
Nur al-Din Bimaristan - Wikipedia
Khan As'ad Pasha
Khan As'ad Pasha (Arabic: خان أسعد باشا‎) is the largest khan in the Old City of Damascus, covering an area of 2,500 square metres (27,000 sq ft). Situated along Al-Buzuriyah Souq,...
Khan As'ad Pasha - Wikipedia
Syria conflict: Homs and Damascus blasts kill more than 100
Bomb blasts in the Syrian cities of Homs and Damascus have killed more than 100 people, monitors and state media say.
Khan Sulayman Pasha
Khan Sulayman Pasha (Arabic: خان سليمان باشا‎) is a large khan in the Old City of Damascus.
Adra Prison
Adra Prison is a prison in Syria, on the north-east outskirts of Damascus. Civil prisoners and leading political prisoners are held in the prison. In 2010, the prison held 7,000 prisoners, a dozen o...
Bab al-Faradis
Bab al-Faradis (Arabic: باب الفراديس‎; "The Gate of the Paradise") or Bab al-Amara is one of the eight ancient city-gates of Damascus, Syria. One of the city's northern gates, it was named...
Bab al-Faradis - Wikipedia
Water management in Greater Damascus
Water management in Greater Damascus, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million inhabitants, is characterized by numerous challenges, including groundwater overexploitation, increasing water demand...
Water management in Greater Damascus - Wikipedia
Damascus Securities Exchange
The Damascus Securities Exchange (DSE) (Arabic: سوق دمشق للأوراق المالية‎) is a stock exchange located in Damascus, Syria. Founded in 2009, it is the only stock exchange in Syria. Its curren...
Umayyad Mosque
The Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus (Arabic: جامع بني أمية الكبير‎, Romanization: Ğāmi' Banī 'Umayya al-Kabīr), located in the old city of Damascus, is one of the ...
Umayyad Mosque - Wikipedia
Laodicea ad Libanum
Laodicea ad Libanum ("Laodicea of Lebanon") (Greek: Λαοδίκεια ἡ πρὸς Λίβανου), also transliterated as Laodiceia or Laodikeia; also Cabrosa, Scabrosa and Cabiosa Laodiceia – was an ancient H...
Al-Mina
Al-Mina (Arabic "the port") is the modern name given by Leonard Woolley to an ancient trading post on the Mediterranean coast of northern Syria, in the estuary of the Orontes, near present-day Samanda...
Al-Mina - Wikipedia
Damask
Damask (Arabic: دمسق‎) is a reversible figured fabric of silk, wool, linen, cotton, or synthetic fibres, with a pattern formed by weaving. Damasks are woven with one warp yarn and one weft y...
Damask - Wikipedia
Citadel of Damascus
The Citadel of Damascus (Arabic: قلعة دمشق‎: Qala'at Dimashq) is a large medieval fortified palace and citadel in Damascus, Syria. It is part of the Ancient City of Damascus, which was liste...
Citadel of Damascus - Wikipedia