Saturday, February 12, 2011
Syria - Ancient City of Damascus
Syria - General view of Damascus Old City and Omaid Mosque.
Sent by Silvan of Malta who was visiting Syria in September. It took about 5 months to reach Malaysia.
Damascus is considered to be the oldest city as well as the oldest capital of the world. It is the cradle of historical civilizations, constituting a beacon of science and art over time, and a historical encyclopaedia which tells a great part of the history of humanity. In the same way, it represents a historical reference for comparing the systems of architecture and town planning over several thousand years.