Judging by the picture of ruins of a 2000-year-old citadel, ancient Syria was gorgeous. And sounds like Syria still possess much beauty along its coast. Imagine Mediterranean blue skies, date palms and orchards of grapes, oranges, lemons and olives and a history of silk production. Syria’s territory has shifted through the ages. Ancient Syria was the coastal area of the Eastern Mediterranean situated between Egypt and the Taurus mountains. Turkey controlled it during WWI until the British and Arab military took it, then France occupied it completely by 1920. Then Turkey was given back the northernmost part. The Syrians were some of the world’s earliest Christians but after Moslem acquisition, embraced Islam.
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