What and Where is Syria?

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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With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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