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The Utopia of Water and Greenery: Ancient City of Damascus. ©NHK/ UNESCO TV 1979
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The Utopia of Water and Greenery: Ancient City of Damascus

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Summary/Historical Context

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Founded in the 3rd millennium B.C., Damascus is one of the oldest cities in the Middle East. In the Middle Ages, it was the centre of a flourishing craft industry, specializing in swords and lace. The city has some 125 monuments from different periods of its history - one of the most spectacular is the 8th-century Great Mosque of the Umayyads, built on the site of an Assyrian sanctuary.

Place/country: Syria,
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Credits: NHK (publisher), UNESCO WHC (producer). UNESCO TV (producer).
Published in: 1979

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