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Creators: E.M. Meyers, J.P. Brown
Contributors: R. Talbert, Adam Prins, Jeffrey Becker, W. Röllig, Tom Elliott, H. Kopp, DARMC, Sean Gillies, B. Siewert-Mayer, Francis Deblauwe, Eric Kansa
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Last modified Feb 25, 2015 10:05 PM History
The ancient city of Damascus, located in modern Syria, with some 125 monuments dating back to the Roman period. Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

settlement, mosque, temple, sanctuary, shrine, monument, tomb

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 69 D2 Damascus

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Dimashq/Damascus Ghuta SYR
Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 under criteria i, ii, iii, iv, and vi of UNESCO's World Heritage List Operational Guidelines.

Specific archaeological components include:

    • Some 125 monuments from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic periods
    • The Great Mosque of the Umayyads, built in 8th century AD on the site of an Assyrian sanctuary
    • The Old City of Damascus, which is considered to be among the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world
    • The city itself is based on a Roman plan and maintains the aspect and orientation of the Greek city
    • Remains of the Roman Temple of Jupiter

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Meyers, E., J. Brown. "Places: 678106 (Damascus)". Pleiades. <> [Accessed: June 29, 2016 6:50 am]

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