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Damascus

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenebrg II-55 map
Part of Braun and Hogenebrg II-55 map






Facts in brief:

Believed to be oldest city in world; ruled by Egyptians & Hittites until became independent Aramaean kingdom 1000-732 BC; prominent in Hebrew history; included in many kingdoms until 661 AD; attacked during Crusades; occupied by British & Arabs 1918.

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