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. Put The National Museum of Damascus and other Damascus attractions into our Damascus road trip planning site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • From its entrance related to the original facade of "Qaser el Kheir al Sharqi" till the amazing sinagoge inside of Doura Europous, it's amazing to discover this museum h Damascus !!! Remember that you...  more »
  • The National Museum in Damascus of hospitable visit in the Syrian capital. Located near the Syrian President in downtown is full of wonderful artifacts and extensive garden space into dazzling 7500 m² where luxury conditioned cafeteria to sit and enjoy views of the garden high end treatment by Museum staff polite and sophisticated place suitable for family visits
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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 »
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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 !
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  • Great museum. . beautiful place

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