Syrian Invasion 
The outside of the Umayyad Mosque in the old city of Damascus.  It was built in 705 AD.
The outside of the Umayyad Mosque in the old city of Damascus. It was built in 705 AD.
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The inside of the Umayyad Mosque.  All women were required to wear a headscarf, regardless of their religion.
The inside of the Umayyad Mosque. All women were required to wear a headscarf, regardless of their religion.
Last comment 07/17/22.
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Just outside the Umayyad Mosque was the mausoleum of Saladin, one of the great figures of Arab history.
Just outside the Umayyad Mosque was the mausoleum of Saladin, one of the great figures of Arab history.
Last comment 03/25/13.
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St. Paul's Chapel was supposedly built on the spot where the apostle Paul was lowered out of a window in a basket to escape from persecution.
St. Paul's Chapel was supposedly built on the spot where the apostle Paul was lowered out of a window in a basket to escape from persecution.
Last comment 05/20/14.
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This window commemorates the window that he was lowered from.
This window commemorates the window that he was lowered from.
Last comment 07/17/22.
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In case you suffer from acute lack of imagination, this carving inside the church recreates how the event may have looked.  :-)
In case you suffer from acute lack of imagination, this carving inside the church recreates how the event may have looked. :-)
Last comment 03/25/13.
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In Aleppo, Syria's 2nd largest city, we stayed in a very cute hotel in the old souk called Dar Halabia.
In Aleppo, Syria's 2nd largest city, we stayed in a very cute hotel in the old souk called Dar Halabia.
Last comment 08/13/20.
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The citadel in Aleppo was originally built as a crusader castle.  It still dominates the city skyline from atop a large hill overlooking the city.  We're having tea and enjoying the view.  :-)
The citadel in Aleppo was originally built as a crusader castle. It still dominates the city skyline from atop a large hill overlooking the city. We're having tea and enjoying the view. :-)
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The view of Aleppo from the top.
The view of Aleppo from the top.
Last comment 04/19/22.
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