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Travel throwback: The lost stories of Damascus

17 min readPublished Sep 3, 2020

In this essay from 2009, Tahir Shah visits Damascus, Syria, two years before the country would be thrown into civil war. Here's what he experienced.

The Umayyad Mosque, which is also suitably known as the Grand Mosque of Damascus, has been a site of worship since the 9th century CE