Ancient City of Damascus World Heritage Site

Official name
Ancient City of Damascus | UNESCO
Country
Syria
Continent
Asia
Location
Administrative District of Damascus
33.5113° Lat, 36.3063° Lon
Code
20
Time Zone
Asia/Damascus, EEST +0300
Current Time
Category
Cultural
Description
Inscribed 1979. 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.