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Damascus

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: E.M. Meyers, J.P. Brown
Contributors: Brady Kiesling, Sean Gillies, Adam Prins, Jeffrey Becker, W. Röllig, Tom Elliott, H. Kopp, DARMC, R. Talbert, B. Siewert-Mayer, Francis Deblauwe, Eric Kansa
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Last modified Jun 07, 2018 05:11 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.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.


https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/678106

33.511612, 36.309102

settlement

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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E.M. Meyers, J.P. Brown, Brady Kiesling, Sean Gillies, Adam Prins, Jeffrey Becker, W. Röllig, Tom Elliott, H. Kopp, DARMC, R. Talbert, B. Siewert-Mayer, Francis Deblauwe, and Eric Kansa, 'Damascus: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/678106> [accessed: 15 July 2020]

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