Damascus

What is Damascus known for?


medical knowledge

. Ibn-Sina's (Avicenna's) Canon of Medicine became the standard of medical science in Europe for centuries, together with works of Hippocrates and Galen. WikiPedia:Damascus commons:دمشق


large combination

;Mosul combatant2 County of Tripoli Principality of Antioch Byzantine Empire Armenia In 1163 King Amalric I of Jerusalem led an invasion of Egypt, leaving the crusader states open to attack from the east. Nur ad-Din took advantage of this to invade Tripoli, but he was taken by surprise by a large combination of enemies at the Battle of al-Buqaia Oldenbourg, p 363 and was almost killed himself. He then moved


public creative

-publicized poetry collection ''Kîme Ez?'' (Who Am I?). In 1976, he returned to Syria, but three years later, at the age of 75 or 76, he again fled to Sweden. He was able to publish several collections of poetry in Sweden. - DOX BOX International Documentary Film festival 2008 Damascus international The first non-profit and open-to-public creative documentary film festival in Syria. DOX BOX runs annually in Damascus, Tartous and Homs during the first two weeks of March


successful history

the monastery at Carmel had a less successful history. During the Crusades the monastery often changed hands, frequently finding itself to have become a mosque; under Islamic control, the location came to be known as ''El-Maharrakah'', meaning ''place of burning'', in reference to the account of Elijah's challenge to the priests of Hadad. In 1799 the building was finally converted into a hospital, by Napoleon, but in 1821 the surviving structure was destroyed by the pasha of Damascus. A new monastery was later constructed directly over a nearby cave, after funds were collected by the Carmelite order for restoration of the monastery; the cave, which now forms the crypt of the monastic church, is termed ''Elijah's grotto'' by the monks. * In September 2008, it was reported that Russia and Syria conducted talks about permitting Russia to develop and enlarge its Russian naval base in Syria (Tartus#Russian naval base) in order to establish a stronger naval presence in the Mediterranean, David R. Sands, "Russia Expanding Navy into Mediterranean Sea", ''The Washington Times'', August 7, 2007. and amidst the deteriorating Russia relations with the west in conjunction with the 2008 South Ossetia war‎ and the plans to deploy US missile defense shield in Poland (Poland-Russia relations#Deployment of US missile defense shield in Poland), it has even been asserted that president Assad (Bashar al-Assad) has agreed to Tartus port’s conversion into a permanent Middle East base for Russia’s nuclear-armed warships. WikiPedia:Damascus commons:دمشق


strong+place

. Three times shaken by earthquakes in the 12th century, it was dismantled by 1260 when it served as the Mongol (Mongols) base for the last unsuccessful attack upon the Mamlukes of Egypt. But it revived, and most of its fine mosque and fortress architecture, still extant, belonged to the reign of Sultan Qalawun (1282), during which Abulfeda describes it as a very strong place. In 1400 Timur pillaged it. Even with the military orders on board, Frederick's force was a mere shadow


year fact

Airways was established as a limited company in 1994 by a group of private investors lead by Lord Hesketh. "Company History." British Mediterranean Airways. 26 November 2005. Retrieved on 21 November 2011. It began operations on 28 October that year. The airline had Airbus A320 which flew from London Heathrow


show support

the rail infrastructure for secondary use in construction. Many of the steel beams can still be seen in the roofs of local homes. ''Indications of a world oil glut led to a rapid decline in world oil prices early in 1982. OPEC appears to lose control over world oil prices.'' *'''March''': Damascus closes Iraq's trans-Syrian oil export pipeline to show support for Iran. *'''March 11''': U.S. boycotts Libyan crude oil crude


location covers

(Onslow Stevens) instead. LaSalle reluctantly lets him try to arrange a meeting, but refuses to let Feroud make contact directly. The young officer sent in his place is later found with his throat cut. An example of a site can be seen here just to the west of the junction to Bosra on the M5 motorway in Syria, south of Damascus. This location covers


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holiday resort. * Bloudan: a town located north-west of the Damascus, its moderate temperature and low humidity in summer attracts many visitors from Damascus and throughout Syria, Lebanon and the Persian Gulf. * Zabadani: a city in close to the border with Lebanon. Its mild weather along with the scenic views, made the town a popular resort both for tourists and for visitors from other Syrian cities. * Maaloula: a town dominated by speakers of Western Neo

in the summer — about 5–8 degrees less, but from December to the end of February it is colder with a lot of snow, and the temperature drops to -10 degrees. The mild weather along with the scenic views, made the town a popular resort both for tourists and for visitors from other Syrian cities, especially from nearby Damascus and for tens of thousands of visitors from the Arabian peninsula. A more elevated region than Zabadani is its neighbour, Bloudan, also a resort for thousands

of tourists. Bloudan is about 1,500 metres above sealevel. Overview Compared to Damascus, the weather in Zabadani tends to be milder in the summer — about 5–8 degrees less, but from December to the end of February it is colder with a lot of snow, and the temperature drops to -10 degrees. The mild weather along with the scenic views, made the town a popular resort both for tourists and for visitors from other Syrian cities, especially from nearby Damascus


intense efforts

. For the rest of the campaign, which ended with the Vichy French surrender on 11 July, the division was engaged with the support of Australian units in attempts to force the Damascus to Beirut road through the Anti-Lebanon mountains the entrance to which was dominated by the high Jebel Mazar. Despite intense efforts Vichy forces maintained control of the position and the main allied effort was switched to the advance on the coast. D-F ; damask damask (textile

Damascus

'''Damascus''' ( ''). In addition to being one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities (List of cities by time of continuous habitation) in the world, Damascus is a major cultural and religious center of the Levant. The city has an estimated population of 1,711,000 (2009 est.).

Located in southwestern Syria, Damascus is the center of a large metropolitan area of 2.6 million people (2004). Central Bureau of Statistics Syria Syria census 2004 Geographically embedded on the eastern foothills of the Anti-Lebanon mountain range above sea-level, Damascus experiences a semi-arid climate due to the rain shadow effect. The Barada River (Barada) flows through Damascus.

First settled in the second millennium BC, it was chosen as the capital of the Umayyad Caliphate from 661 to 750. After the victory of the Abbasid dynasty, the seat of Islamic power was moved to Baghdad. Damascus saw a political decline throughout the Abbasid era, only to regain significant importance in the Ayyubid and Mamluk periods. During Ottoman (Ottoman Empire) rule, the city decayed completely while maintaining a certain cultural prestige. Today, it is the seat of the central government and all of the government ministries.

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