Strolling through the alleyways of war-torn Syria’s capital, Rania Kataf snaps photos of the city’s famed houses, capturing their nooks and crannies for posterity.
Damascus is the oldest and most continuously inhabited city in the history world. The Old City is currently a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It hasn’t…
Market In Historic Syrian World Heritage Site Destroyed By Fire Amid ISIS, Civil War Tensions; Julia Glum; IB Times
More than 50 storefronts were wrecked in the capital of Syria, which is already reeling from five years of civil war and ISIS aggression.
All six sites in Syria on the Unesco Heritage List have been destroyed or damaged as a result of conflict in the country. Monuments in Palmyra were particularly badly damaged by ISIS.
6 out of 6: ALL of Syria’s UNESCO Heritage Sites damaged or destroyed during civil war; RT World News
The destruction of the ancient city of Palmyra has made a real impact, but in fact each and every ancient site in Syria inscribed on the World Heritage List has suffered during the five years of conflict. RT looks back at unique landmarks shattered by military action.
At least four killed and 26 injured in the attack near Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, state media reported.
Syria’s six World Heritage sites include the Ancient Villages of Northern Syria, Bosra, Crac des Chevaliers, Palmyra, Damascus and Aleppo.
Damascus, arguably the world’s oldest city, is bustling with chic new life as Ottoman-era homes are turned into boutique hotels and trendy restaurants jazz up their traditional Middle Eastern fare.