1 Like

Damascus Syria - Antique and local art shop
Syria

Wikipedia: "Damascus (Arabic: دِمَشق‎ / ALA-LC: Dimashq; commonly known in Syria as ash-Sham (Arabic: الشام‎ / ash-Shām) and, known also as the City of Jasmine (Arabic: مدينة الياسمين‎ / Madīnat al-Yāsmīn), is the capital and the second largest city of Syria. It is also the capital city of one of the country's 14 governorates. In addition to being one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Damascus is a major cultural and religious center of the Levant. The city has an estimated population of 1,711,000 (2009 est.)

Located in southwestern Syria, Damascus is the center of a large metropolitan area of 2.6 million people (2004) Geographically embedded on the eastern foothills of the Anti-Lebanon mountain range 80 kilometres (50 mi) inland from the eastern shore of the Mediterranean on a plateau 680 metres (2,230 ft) above sea-level, Damascus experiences a semi-arid climate due to the rain shadow effect. The Barada River flows through Damascus.

First settled in the 2nd millennium BC, it was chosen as the capital of the Umayyad Caliphate from 661 to 750. After the victory of the Abbasid dynasty, the seat of Islamic power was moved to Baghdad. Damascus saw a political decline throughout the Abbasid era, only to regain significant importance in the Ayyubid and Mamluk periods. During Ottoman rule, the city decayed completely while maintaining a certain cultural prestige. Today, it is the seat of the central government and all of the government ministries. Damascus was chosen as the 2008 Arab Capital of Culture."

Copyright: Willy kaemena
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Uploaded: 26/07/2012
Atualizado: 31/07/2012
Visitas:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

Willy Kaemena
Damascus Old Town
Willy Kaemena
Teahouse Damascus
Peter Boel
Damascus Paleis
Willy Kaemena
Damascus Azam Palace
Willy Kaemena
Damascus Old Town
Willy Kaemena
Umayad Mosque in Damascus
Willy Kaemena
Arabian Sweets
Willy Kaemena
Ummayad Mosque
Willy Kaemena
Damascus Hamadye Souq
Willy Kaemena
In the old Souqs ( Markets) of Damascus
Willy Kaemena
Streets in Ancient Damascus
Willy Kaemena
Hamidiye Souq
T. Emrich
Wendelstein Cable Railway
Jürgen Schrader
Mount Whitney at sunrise
Glen Claydon
Between Annupuri and Niseko Village - Highside
Lars Gabrysch
Behind the castle babelsberg - Potsdam - Germany
Andrea Biffi
sotto i portici di Palazzo Gotico
Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin
Divnogore. Monastery. Cave church. Interior. 2. (2010)
Martin Hertel
Riemann-Hut in Austria
Victor Pilups
Bygdin Lake
Thomas Humeau
Embankment of the Mont Saint Michel
Pavel Bogdanov
Fireworks on the day of Pyatigorsk
Martin Hertel
St Martin - No 23
jacky cheng
Jixi Fengcun ancient villages - village street -2
Willy Kaemena
Banff Brewster's Mountain Lodge
Willy Kaemena
Former border crossing station - Friedrichstrasse
Willy Kaemena
TEE Rheingold Speisewagen
Willy Kaemena
Nachthimmel während des Musikfestes
Willy Kaemena
Kacov -Czech Republic
Willy Kaemena
Innotrans 2014 Bombardier Flexity2 De Lijn Sphere Mod
Willy Kaemena
New Train Set of Syrian Railways ( CFS )
Willy Kaemena
Rail Baron Suite
Willy Kaemena
Hackschenhoefe1 Sphere
Willy Kaemena
Schwerin Main Station
Willy Kaemena
York City Wall
Willy Kaemena
ICE1 Restaurant original design
More About Middle East

Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.Text by Steve Smith.