Damascus Old City

#55 - Damascus, Syria
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The oldest city in the world will make you feel young.
It has been inhabited for over 4,000 years - non-stop. It was also on the road to this city that St. Paul received the vision that made him convert from Judaism to Christianity. If that's not reason enough to make this city our #55 Absolute City, maybe the magnificent walls and gates, churches and art will.
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  • Damascus, the capital and second largest city of Syria, is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, dating back to as early as third millennium BC.
  • Located in the center of the city is the ablution fountain, which is said to be the exact midpoint between Istanbul and Mecca.
 

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