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                          

 


Syrian Provinces History

Words and Pictures

تاريخ المدن السورية

كلمات و صور

The Golan Heights

 

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Ruins of al-Quneitra, the main city of the Golan. When Syrians liberated Quneitra in 1974, they were shocked to find out that the city was deliberately destroyed by the Israelis using explosives and bulldozers.

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Wire fences and mine fields separate Syrians from their occupied land. In the background, Israeli military installations can be seen on hill tops.

 
 

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The village of Majdal Shams, inside the occupied part of the Golan, viewed here from the 'Shouting Hill', where Syria citizens talk to their families across the frontlines using loudspeakers.

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Mohammad Hamza (Right), sits on the ruins of his grandfather's house. His family was forced to leave Quneitra in 1967 and never came back.

 
 

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Inside the hospital of Quneitra. During their occupation of the city, the Israelis used this hospital as a target training field

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The crossing point into the occupied part of the Golan. It is only used by Syrian students who live in the occupied Golan and study in Syrian universities.

 
 

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Syrian flag flies over the Syrian side of the crossing

 

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What remained from the Church of Quneitra.
Everything inside was looted by the Israelis, including some ancient icons.

 
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