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The Utopia of Water and Greenery: Ancient City of Damascus


Language: English

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.


on this subject: WHC documentation about this site


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Place/region: Damascus, Syria, Southwest Asia
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: NHK; UNESCO TV
Coproducer/sponsor: UNESCO WHC
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Rights: NHK; UNESCO TV
 

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Original: Video.WMV
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-NHK-20
Rights holder: NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation