History of Syria
Syrian emperors of Rome
Syria was here in Mari and Ugarit , where AsSyrian, Sumerian,
Phoenician, Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek and Roman empires and
cultures met and Interactioned
In Syria, Man discovered the mysteries of Agriculture, Metallurgy, and
contrived the foremost alphabet
Damascene Mosaic, a Deep-Rooted Art
The Damascene wood mosaic is one of the oldest, most
distinguished traditional handicrafts in Damascus, giving
its houses a unique beauty and earning considerable
popularity among Syrians and tourists alike.
This handicraft uses various types of colored wood to make
the veneer, such as rosewood, Eucalyptus, walnut, almond and
lemon wood, in addition to seashells which are imported from
Asia. The main body and structure of the mosaic pieces is
made from beech or walnut wood.
The veneers are made by cutting square or triangular pieces
of wood into thin layers that are cut into smaller pieces in
various shapes and then glued on the piece's body.
Hand-crafted mosaics may take more than two months to make.
This craft reached its current state at the hands of
Damascene craftsman Jerji al-Bitar, who introduced a
personal touch into the craft during the second half of the
20th century, using interlocking color elements and a unique
style. Other craftsmen continued to develop this art, using
bone and ivory to further enrich it.
The popularity and increasing demand for mosaic by Arab and
foreign tourists caused the craft to flourish, producing
captivating masterpieces of impeccable precision and
Mosaics aren't limited to small trinkets and gift items;
there are mosaic chairs, cabinets, bookshelves, and entire
furniture sets. Depending on the type, precision and
craftsmanship of the piece, the price of a mosaic ranges
from SP 50,000 to one million.
Beit Nizam, Maktab Anbar and the palaces of Khaled al-Azem,
al-Sibaii and al-Kuwatli are among the most famous Damascene
houses decorated with wood mosaic.
H. Sabbagh / Kh. Aridi
Minister of Tourism Discusses Tourist Promotion with British
Nov 21, 2009
– Minister of Tourism
Saadalla Agha al-Qalaa discussed on Saturday with a delegation
representing British tourism companies the methods of tourist
promotion being used by the Ministry in Britain and Europe and its
role in introducing people to the Syrian tourist product.
stressed the importance of listing Syria among tourist destinations
by British tourism companies, saying that the delegation's visit to
Syria will allow them to learn about the archeological and historic
sites in the country.
The Minister also
underlined the state of tourism in Syria and the steps taken to
attract tourist investments and develop new products, noting that
foreign tourists have been given facilitations for entering Syria
through border checkpoints.
the British tourism companies expressed readiness to include Syria
on their lists of tourist attractions and encourage their clients to
The Ministry of
Tourism had launched a promotional campaign in Britain coinciding
with the World Travel Market, which was held from 9 to 12 November.
The campaign will continue until the end of 2009 in London and
several European countries.
H. Sabbagh / Kh. Aridi
Bedroom furniture set
Bedroom furniture table
Bedroom furniture chest
Bedroom furniture chairs
Bedroom furniture cabinet
Bedroom furniture dresser
Bedroom chest of drawers
Bedroom furniture armchairs