Chapel of St. Paul (Bab Kisan) Damascus, Syria
This stone chapel in Damascus incorporates materials from the Bab Kisan, the ancient gate through which Paul was lowered out of a window in Acts 9:25.
Damascus Citadel Damascus, Syria
The citadel of Damascus, smaller than the one in Aleppo, dates mainly from the Ayyubid and Mameluke periods, when Sultan al Adil used it to defend Damascus against the Crusaders and Mongols in the 13th century.
Damascus National Museum Damascus, Syria
This world-class museum displays important finds from excavations throughout Syria, most notably the world's first alphabet (from Ugarit) and 2nd-century frescoes from the synagogue of Dura Europos.
Great Mosque of Damascus (Umayyad Mosque) Damascus, Syria
This historic 7th-century mosque stands on a site that has been sacred since 1000 BC. It has medieval mosaics on the facade and a shrine to John the Baptist inside.
Shrine of Sayidda Zeinab Damascus, Syria
Located in the town of Sayyidah Zaynab south of Damascus, the Shrine of Sayidda Zeinab is an opulent Iranian-style Shi'a mosque and shrine. It shelters the tomb of Sayidda Zeinab, the daughter of Imam Ali and granddaughter of the Prophet…
Straight Street Damascus, Syria
This historic street is as straight today as when it was walked by St. Paul. Today it contains many markets, the House of Ananias, several Roman arches and mosques.
Tekkiye Mosque Damascus, Syria
This Turkish-style mosque complex was designed by the great architect Sinan on order of Sulieman the Magnificent, and therefore looks much like a mosque you would see in Istanbul.
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