Posted in March 2014

The Seven Gates to Damascus

Old Damascus has seven extant city gates, with the oldest dating back to the Roman period.  1) Bab Al-Faradis – “The Gate of Paradise” (باب الفراديس). Known commonly as Bab Al-Amara, this gate was given its name because of its proximity to numerous water sources and lush gardens. Government plans to demolish parts of this historic … Continue reading