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Palmyra was an ancient city in central Syria. In antiquity, it was an important city located in an oasis 215 km northeast of Damascus and 180 km southwest of the Euphrates at Deir ez-Zor

"Khorsid" area (Ras Al Khatt ) in Damascus .. The road to the summit of Mount "Kassioun" to see the panoramic view of Damascus .. There are the most dangerous crossroads in Damascus ..

Panoramic view of the citadel of Aleppo (Syria). The mound the citadel stands upon is natural. The moat is 20m deep and 30m wide. Aleppo vies with Damascus for the title of the world's oldest continually inhabited city and is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage

Damascus : A Panoramic View Taken From Muhajrine District, Circ.1840. Nabil Kuwatly Collection.


The Oldest Panoramas of Constantinople and Damascus, ca. 1843

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*ISRAEL~Crusaders observation tower+Al-Aksa mosque.This is the panoramic view from the observation tower -the area of Kidron valley,south of the old city. Also seen from the terrace:Mount of Olives(to the lt.)the Southern Walls excavation area(in front+to the rt)Mount Zion+the Jewish quarter(to the right).A large Umayyad palace once stood at this area.

Photograph of Damascus by Francis Frith [1822-1898 ] dated 1857 taken from the slopes of Mount Qassioun, with panoramic view of the old city...