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A Look at Some of Syria’s Destroyed Heritage | Global Voices

Syria’s story is one that has been weaved through families from one millennium to the next. Subjugated as a Roman province under the command of Pompey the Great in 64 BC, and brought under Ottoman rule 16 centuries later by Sultan Selim I in 1516, the country has experienced its share of the world’s great military conquests. The empires that vied to establish dominance over the region left behind varied architectural and cultural legacies that were subsumed into the nation’s heritage. For Syrians, the experience of savoring the spices at the Souqs in Aleppo or admiring the gem that is the Roman theatre in Bosra are birthrights.

Source: A Look at Some of Syria’s Destroyed Heritage · Global Voices

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