Where in the World: Syria

I have to be honest, I think I have only ever heard of Syria in terms of being at war and I think with what is going on at the moment, many people go back to thinking of what happened there and is still going on.

  1. Syria borders the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the North, Iraq to the east and the southeast, Jordan to the south and Isreal and Lebanon to the southwest
  2. The capital of Syria is Damasucs, it is the oldest continuously lived in city
  3. As you can imagine, they have a lot of oldest records, one of those is the oldest libray, the ancient city of Ebla was discovered in 1974, around 1800 clay tablets were found dating from 3000BC
  4. A civil conflict has been going on since 2011 at least 400,000 people have lost their lives and its estimated to have displaced 10 million refugees
  5. Because of this, families have been seperated, there is a place called shouting hill where the village of Ein al-Teinia is isolated from the town Majdal al-Shams, families use to use loudhailers to communicate to each other over the landmined and fenced off gap
  6. Because of the war many places have been destroyed, this includes the ancient Roman city of Palmyra
  7. There is a female only village called Jinwar (woman’s land) it welcomes women from all walks of life
  8. Some of Syria’s roads are over 4,000 years old and still in use
  9. Maaloula, Syria is one of only 3 places that still speaks Western Aramaic, which is the language Jesus is thought to have spoken, the other 2 places are vilages close by
  10. The music in Syria is poetry based, I hope you enjoy
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5 Responses to Where in the World: Syria

  1. Carol anne says:

    I learned a lot! This country is not one I knew much about at all!

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  2. Pingback: Where in the World: Cyprus | Its good to be crazy Sometimes

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