History of Damascus
Damascus (Arabic: دمشق‎ Dimashq,  [dɪˈmɪʃeʔ]) is the capital and the second largest city of Syria after Aleppo. It is commonly known in Syria as ash-Sham (Arabic: الشام‎ ash-S...
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Nanotech Used 2000 Years Ago to Make History's Sharpest Swords
Damascus swords — sharp enough to slice a falling piece of silk in half, strong enough to split stones without dulling — owe their legendary qualities to carbon nanotubes, says chemist and Nobel laure...
Aram Damascus
Aram-Damascus (/ˈɛrəm/ or /ˈærəm dəˈmæskəs/) was an Aramaean state around Damascus in Syria, from the late 12th century BCE to 732 BCE.Sources for this state come from texts that can be divided into t...
2008 Arab Capital of Culture
The 2008 Arab Capital of Culture was chosen to be Damascus, Syria. The Arab Capital of Culture is an initiative undertaken by UNESCO, under the Cultural Capitals Program, to promote and celebrate Arab...
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Damascus steel
Damascus steel was a type of steel used in Middle Eastern swordmaking, originally based on wootz steel, a steel developed in South India before the Common Era. These swords are characterized by distin...
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Nur al-Din Madrasa
The Nur al-Din Madrasa (Arabic: المدرسة النورية‎, al-madrasa an-nũriyya) is a funerary madrasa in Damascus, Syria. It is in the Suq al-Khayattin, inside the city walls. It was built in 1167 ...
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Al-Rukniyah Madrasa
36°17′39″E / 33.534583°N 36.29417°E / 33.534583; 36.29417Al-Rukniyah Madrasa (Arabic: المدرسة الركنية‎) is a 13th-century madrasah located in Damascus, Syria.
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Damascus Protocol
The Damascus Protocol was a document given to Faisal bin Hussein by the Arab secret societies al-Fatat and Al-'Ahd on his second visit to Damascus during a mission to consult Turkish officials in Cons...
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Biryawaza
Biryawaza was a powerful ruler in the area of Egyptian controlled Syria in the middle fourteenth century BC. He is often mentioned in the Amarna letters, although his title is never given clearly. Som...
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Bakjur
Bakjur was a Circassian military slave (mamluk or ghulam) who served the Hamdanids of Aleppo and later the Fatimids of Egypt. He seized control of Aleppo in 975 and governed it until 977, when the rig...
Abdelkader El Djezairi
Abdelkader ibn Muhieddine (6 September 1808 – 26 May 1883), (Arabic: عبد القادر ابن محيي الدين‎ ʿAbd al-Qādir ibn Muḥyiddīn), known as the Emir Abdelkader or Abdelkader El Djezairi, was an A...
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Hadadezer
Hadadezer (/ˌhædəˈdiːzər/; "Hadad is my help"); also known as Adad-Idri (Assyr.), and possibly the same as Bar-Hadad II (Aram.) or Ben-Hadad II (Heb.), was the king of Aram Damascus at the time of the...
Al-Amara
Al-Amara is a prominent neighborhood in the old city of Damascus located a few meters away from The Grand Mosque of Damascus.
Damascus prides itself on being the oldest continuously inhabited city...
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An-Nasir Yusuf
An-Nasir Yusuf (Arabic: الناصر يوسف ) (Royal Name: al-Malik al-Nasir Salah al-Din Yusuf (Arabic: الملك الناصر صلاح الدين يوسف )(1228–1260) was a Kurdish ruler, the Ayyubid ruler of most of Syria, inc...
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Bosniak Osman Pasha
Osman Pasha the Bosnian (Turkish: Boşnak Osman Paşa; died 1 August 1685) or the Herzegovinian (Turkish: Hersekli Osman Paşa) was an Ottoman statesman who served as the governor (wali) of the D...
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Jund Dimashq
Jund Dimashq (Arabic: جند دمشق‎) was the largest of the sub-provinces (ajnad, sing. jund), into which Syria was divided under the Umayyad and Abbasid dynasties. It was named after its capita...
Ben-Hadad I
Ben-Hadad I (Hebrew: בן הדד‎ Ben Hadad,; Aramaic: בר חדד‎, Bar-Hadad) was the king of Aram Damascus between 885 BC and 865 BC. He was the son of Tabrimmon and grandson of Hezion and a cont...
Hazael
Hazael (/ˈheɪziəl/; Hebrew: חֲזָהאֵל or חזאלḤaZa'eL‎; Aramaic, from the triliteral Semitic root h-z-y, "to see"; his full name meaning, "God has seen") was a court official and later an Aramean ...
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