Syria

Syria

While in modern times Syria is sadly better known for the brutal and constant civil war, which has claimed millions of lives, the country has a rich and extensive history as one of the Middle East’s most fascinating and beautiful countries. A diverse melting pot of cultures, Syria’s history stretches back to the time of antiquity while its capital city Damascus played a major role during the heyday of the Silk Road. Scattered across the country are a number of the Middle East’s most spectacular ruins from various points in history although their status remains ambiguous during the Fog of War.

Christian Empires: Byzantium,...

Empire Builders

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Treasures of the Islamic

Bazaar

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Syria

Metropolis

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Syria: Before Civil War

Syria: Before Civil War

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Top Places to Visit During Ramadan

Top Places to Visit During...

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The Ancient City of Apamea

The Ancient City of Apamea

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Syrian Food: Four Courses of Heaven

Syrian Food: Four Courses of...

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Krak Des Chevaliers

Krak Des Chevaliers

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Study Guide: The Ottoman Empire

Study Guide: The Ottoman...

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Palmyra - City of Palms, City of Dates

Palmyra - City of Palms, City...

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The Road to Mecca: Umayyad...

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Fifty Centuries of Trade in...

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Must See Mosques of the World

Must See Mosques of the World

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Syrian Drinks: Repast in a Teacup

Syrian Drinks: Repast in a...

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Danger Lands

Danger Lands

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Global Cities: Berlin

Global Cities: Berlin

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Study Guide: The Arab Diaspora

Study Guide: The Arab

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Articles

Articles

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What's New?

What's New?

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Study Guide: WWII in Europe

Study Guide: WWII in Europe

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Study Guide: The Armenian Diaspora

Study Guide: The Armenian...

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Bazaar: Treasures of the Islamic World

Bazaar: Treasures of the...

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Destinations

Destinations

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Study Guide: The Crusades

Study Guide: The Crusades

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What to Buy?

What to Buy?

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Important Historical Sites Of The Moslem Empire

Important Historical Sites Of...

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Study Guide: The History of the Silk Road

Study Guide: The History of...

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The Soul of Aleppo – The Ancient Souk

The Soul of Aleppo – The...

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Palmyra in Syria is the latest site from ancient world to come under threat from Islamic State forces

Palmyra in Syria is the...

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