The National Museum of Damascus, Damascus

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Learn about the history, development, and culture of the country at The National Museum of Damascus. Right next to the city’s university and a grand mosque, the museum offers an insight into the past, from the beginning of civilization in the East to the most recent history. As you enter, you’ll see a grand decorated doorway leading to the first exhibition room, where you can admire numerous displays, paintings, statues, and other artifacts. Proceed to the large garden, which exhibits statues from the Roman period, and don’t miss the underground burial chambers. Put The National Museum of Damascus on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Damascus road trip planning site.
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  • It is well worth a visit if you’re in Damascus. Very interesting and old artifacts. The exhibits are historically significant. And, there is much to see and learn. If you can arrange a tour...  more »
  • This is a beautiful, contemporary and brightly lit museum with a number of antiquities reflecting the various civilizations in Syria’s timeline. It also reflects what was locked up and saved during...  more »
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  • This is a beautiful, contemporary and brightly lit museum with a number of antiquities reflecting the various civilizations in Syria’s timeline. It also reflects what was locked up and saved during the war, and so is still in recuperation. The exhibits are well-curated, its clean with a beautiful minimalist setting. The outside gardens are beautiful as well. No cameras allowed inside.
  • Of course it’s a place with a lot of history and I spent a few hours trying to read each one of the informational pamphlets on the wall. The downside of this museum is that I was not allowed to take pictures, which is a bummer because I would love to be able to show my readers a bit more about the museum.

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