“There has always been a Damascus. She is a type of immortality. Damascus has seen all that has ever occurred on earth, and still she lives.

Mark Twain, American novelist upon visiting Damascus – 1869

“My last day in Damascus was the last beautiful day of my life”

Lady Isabelle Burton, wife of the British Consul to Damascus – 1870

“To Damascus, years are only moments, decades are only flitting trifles of time.”

Mark Twain, American novelist upon visiting Damascus – 1869

“The very mud of which these walls of Damascus are constructed contains the dust of a thousand generations.”

Robert Morris, American poet and Orientalist – 1868

“Damascus is burning; sick to think of the great town in ashes for the price of freedom”

Colonel TE Lawrence, upon entering Damascus in October 1918

“Damascus measures time not by days and months and years, but by the empires she has seen rise, prosper, and crumble to ruin.”

Mark Twain, American novelist upon visiting Damascus – 1869

Dimashq Journal

The Damascus History Foundation Library

+ 500

Books about Damascus History

+ 1000

Syrian Old Newspaper Issues

+ 2500

Documents about Damascus & Syria

+ 10000

Photos & Audiovisual about Damascus & Syria