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The National Museum of Damascus, Damascus

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Learn about the history, development, and culture of the country at The National Museum of Damascus. Right next to the city’s university and a grand mosque, the museum offers an insight into the past, from the beginning of civilization in the East to the most recent history. As you enter, you’ll see a grand decorated doorway leading to the first exhibition room, where you can admire numerous displays, paintings, statues, and other artifacts. Proceed to the large garden, which exhibits statues from the Roman period, and don’t miss the underground burial chambers. See The National Museum of Damascus and all Damascus has to offer by arranging your trip with our Damascus itinerary maker.
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  • Being here is your chance to go back in time I enjoyed seeing the old stuff and learning about old times in Damascus You have to visit this when you are in Damascus  more »
  • Although only the garden exhibition is accessible and also this part, besides the museum and its annexes, would urgently be in need of maintenance, I give here an 'Excellent' overall rating for this a...  more »
  • Visited and found it very interesting. Now unfortunately is not the best time to go there. We hope to better times. There is hope for us tourists and for them. I was there in ' 90.
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  • Fantastic museum. Some pieces are 7000 Years old.
  • A lot of history and beauty in one charming place
  • A tourist, or a local resident, you should never miss it !
  • I miss this place 😘
  • Great museum. . beautiful place

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