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“It was a very interesting museum”

The National Museum of Damascus
Ranked #7 of 41 things to do in Damascus
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Reviewed January 4, 2015

When I visited it in 2000, it was very interesting to discover so ancient pieces which remain parts of the human history. Syria was known as a country where people from different cultures and religions were used to leave together in peace. Hope this will be again the case in future.

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Reviewed November 25, 2014

Excellent museum with world class collection of sculpture and artifacts, the building is impressive as well specially the façade which was the gateway to Qasr al-Heer al-Gharbi

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

I visited Syria in 2012 from 10 May - 22 August '12. Yes, indeed it was a very long visit. Yhe museum is located between Damarose and Four seasons hotel at Shoukry al-Qouwatly St, Damascus, Syria. Here you can sense the dawn of civilization....how it started. If my memory does not betray me, then you will be able to see old relics as old as 5000-10000 years and more beyond. the museum is not arranged in a very flambouyant style, but you can really see "history itself", much oldier than the Egyptian one. I liked lot of things there and also those were at times "eye openers" for me. I hope the authority will rearrange and decorate it more nicely once the fighting is over. The people of Syria are so friendly that you will like to stay there few more days. I loved them. I always pray to the Almighty that they are free from the curse of war. Thanks to all of you who read this review. (I hope to post some photos later)

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Reviewed December 14, 2012

This facade was brought from Palmyra that was once a desert palace/military camp. This is right at the entrance of museum and the most impressive part of the museum. There are lots of marble and terracotta statues from Palmyra and an underground buriel chamber and many other historical artifacts.

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

The entrance to the museum is a wonderful doorway but then upon entering you go through a series of dirty little boarded alleys to visit the rooms open. The gold and the statues are very interesting but can be difficult to see due to people trying furtively to take photos away from the eyes of the guards.

The collection here is small when compared to the one at Istanbul which had its pick of the quality followed by France and England. The exhibits are dusty and the air in the halls is also very dusty. However, when the site is rennovated it should be a good site.

The garden statues and tombs are nice to wander around but not worth making a special trip for.

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