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PICS – Syria

This photo gallery is from a journey to Syria in 1986. The trip is described in a special entry.   Hover on an image to show where it...

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Near & Middle East (3) Deserts, towns and memorials of Syria

Syria was a closed country, not welcoming tourists. But what an exciting past and present! In combination with an eagerness among young...

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World Heritage #0020 – Ancient City of Damascus

The Syrian capital is one of the most intriguing cities of the Middle East, but also one of the most troublesome to visit. The UNESCO...

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World Heritage #1229 – Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din

The Crusader castles in Syria are old and remarkably intact. The UNESCO World Heritage List includes several hundred properties with...

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World Heritage #0023 – Site of Palmyra

Right in the middle of the Syrian desert, the ancient town of Palmyra rises like a Fata Morgana. The UNESCO World Heritage List includes...

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World Heritage #0021 – Ancient City of Aleppo

The Syrian town of Aleppo has been around for thousands of years and will be for thousands more, despite huge setbacks from time to time....

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