The Syria of today offers tourists as much a cultural experience as a sightseeing one, where ancient history provides a fascinating backdrop to everyday life on the streets                          

 


Pictures From The Syrian History

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Soldiers in the Arab Army during the Arab Revolt of 1916-1918. They are carrying the Arab Flag of the Arab Revolt and pictured in the Arabian Desert

Prince Faysal with Colonel T.E. Lawrence, the British Officer who fought with the Arabs against the Ottoman Army during World War I.

Ottoman troops in Damascus preparing for Prince Faysals meeting with Jamal Pasha, the Military Governor of Syria

The USS Pensacola Ship arriving in Syria on January 27, 1919 carrying food and assistance to the starving people of Syria, who were greatly reduced to poverty during World War I. War had ended two month ago, and the ship was sent to the Middle East by the American Committee for Relief in the Near East, with a cargo estimated worth more than 2.500.000 USD

Prince Faysal with Chaim Weizmann, President of the World Zionist Organization, on January 3, 1919

Prince Faysal in the Arabian Desert, living the life of an outlaw, during the Arab Revolt of 1916-1918.

The Arab Army of Sharif Husayn entering Damascus on October 1, 1918, declaring the fall of the Ottoman Empire

Prince Faysal entering Damascus on horseback on October 3, 1918

Prince Faysal, with British officials, meeting the notables of Damascus in the immediate post-Ottoman Era in October 1918

Crowds welcoming Prince Faysal to Damascus in October 1918

King Faysal of Syria in Homs in 1919. From left to right: Mohammad Said Agha al-Fayyad, Taha Pasha al-Hashemi (Faysal’s military advisor), a bodyguard, Omar al-Atasi, Ismail al-Harriri, the tribal head of Hawran, and Tahir al-Atasi, the Mufti of Homs

Crowds welcoming Prince Faysal to Aleppo in October 1918

Prince Sa’id al-Jaza’iri, the Damascus-based Algerian notable who took over government affairs when the Ottomans evacuated on September 28, 1918 and stayed in office until the Arab Army entered Damascus on October 1, 1918

Prince Said al-Jazairi, the Algerian notable living in Damascus who declared himself ruler in the immediate aftermath of the Turkish evacuation. He ruled Damascus with a group of the city notables from September 26 to October 1, 1918. He is pictured here before a portrait of his grandfather, Prince Abd al-Qadir al-Jazairi, the Algerian freedom fighter

The British Army stationed in Damascus after the fall of the Ottoman Empire in October 1918

Official proclamation of the Arab Revolt on June 10, 1916

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