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Damascus disputes with Aleppo the title of being the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. Here you can find traces of nearly every major episode in the history of the Middle East. You can follow in the footsteps of St. Paul, see the Roman gates to the city, visit the tombs of Saladin and Hussein, wander around eighteenth century courtyards and even see a one-hundred-year-old steam train.
"No recorded event has occurred in the world but Damascus was in existence to receive news of it.....There was always a Damascus" Mark Twain.
It is believed that the prayer hall of the Umayyad Mosque follows the plan of the pre-exisiting Christian Basilica. It... more travel advice
The Old City is my favourite part of Damascus. I guess it is everyone's. It is fascinating for its history, architecture... more travel advice
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