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Sunday, 7 September 2014


People started living in Damascus as long ago as 8000 BC to 10000 BC. It is one of  four cities that claim that title of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world.

The name of Damascus was first recorded by the ancient Egyptians in the 15th century BC

The Christian apostle Saint Paul once lived on the "Street called Straight" in Damascus.

In the Middle Ages, Damascus was a major point on the silk road from Asia and gave the name to the woven fibres known as damask.

The Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Grand Mosque of Damascus, is one of the largest mosques in the world and also one of the oldest sites of continuous prayer since the rise of Islam.

Source Daily Express

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