January 2012
Background Notes on Countries of the World: Syria;1/26/2012, p4
Country Report
The article presents information on the history of Syria. The country is believed to be one of the center of the most ancient civilizations on earth. Excavations on the city of Elba found that a great Semitic empire spread from the Red Sea north to Turkey and east to Mesopotamia from 2500 to 2400 B.C. Damascus was the provincial capital of the Mamluk Empire around 1260.


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