Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Damascus is the capital of Syria. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The first settlers of Damascus arrived in the second century BCE. It was chosen as the capital of the Umayyad Caliphate in seventh century. There is a wealth of history surrounding Damascus and many historical monuments to bear witness to the prints left by history on this city. There are several sites in Damascus that have been mentioned in Christian literature such as the Damascus Straight Street . The Umayyad mosque of Damascus is one of the largest mosques in the world. Recent news about Syria and Damascus describes a civil war which started off as peaceful protests in 2011.
Courtesy: The Hindu