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“The best of Syria ”

The National Museum of Damascus
Ranked #7 of 41 things to do in Damascus
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

From its entrance related to the original facade of "Qaser el Kheir al Sharqi" till the amazing sinagoge inside of Doura Europous, it's amazing to discover this museum h Damascus !!! Remember that you are going to see here the first cuneiform alphabet of the WORLD founded in the city of Ugarit ( Latakia ) ✌

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Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Being here is your chance to go back in time
I enjoyed seeing the old stuff and learning about old times in Damascus
You have to visit this when you are in Damascus

Thank George M
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Reviewed May 1, 2017

Although only the garden exhibition is accessible and also this part, besides the museum and its annexes, would urgently be in need of maintenance, I give here an 'Excellent' overall rating for this amazing Syrian historical heritage site, which is located about a kilometer north-east of Omayyad Square adjacent to Barada river. The reception at the gate was very courteous and friendly, and given that only the garden area is currently accessible, they have waived the entrance fee. It's a beautiful very old garden with numerous ancient shady trees and bushes and a pond with a goose family, which seemingly enjoys the peaceful environment. Near the entrance there is a coffee shop were people meet for a chat and have a rest. The garden with its vast exhibition and its countless very old and different precious pieces from various eras is a real treasure for history interested visitors but also for persons who just like a peaceful, green environment in the center of a busy and at times noisy city. Its a place to relax, seat on one of the many available benches, or walk around also when it is sunny and hot [...] the park is spending shade and moiste and time flies by. However, Syria with its great capital Damascus has certainly seen and experienced a whole lot in the past centuries, and after more than six years of difficult times, all its inhabitants really deserve now that the time changes and gets better, and may peace finally prevail for this country to get back on its feet in one piece in order to approach once again a bright, prosperous and 'golden' future.

2  Thank Martin Z
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Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the walk in the garden and loved the museum. If you're a history lover then it's a must visit for you.

Thank Ahmed A
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Reviewed June 18, 2016

It appears that the museum proper has been closed for most of the past four years, but the garden surrounding it remains open with an entrance fee of 750 Syrian pounds. There are several archaeological bits and pieces dotted round the garden but sadly none of them are labelled so it's difficult to know what period they come from. The garden has an air of total neglect, which is a pity as even under the present conflict situation so many of the public areas in Damascus are surprisingly well maintained. Unfortunately not really worth visiting at present.

2  Thank Lissacaha
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