This is Damascus

Didyou know that the Great Umayyad Mosque was the first building to be provided with electricity in Damascus in February,1907?

Did you know that electricity entered Damascus before the American state of Los Angeles?

Did you know that Damascus never closed its doors and it has been always the city of light, science, and commerce? And that there was no locked doors in Damascus alleys unlikeEurope in the middle Ages?

Did you know that Damascus was the first Arab city to open international banks, companies and hotels like Credit Lyonnais in 1931?

Did you know that Damascus was the first Arab city to have a car in its streets in 1905?

Did you know that Damascus was the first Arab city to establish a parliament in 1928?

Did you know that Damascus was the first Arab city to establish a University in 1919?

Did you know that Damascus was the first Arab city to use the tram for transportation in 1940?

Did you know that Damascus was the first Arab city to have electricity in 1920?

Did you know that Damascus won the title of theworld’scapital of elegance in 1950?

Did you know that Mahathir Mohammed, the founder of the Malaysian Renaissance, visited Damascus in 1952 and was fascinated with its civilization and vowed to make Malaysia like a spitting image of Syria?

Did you know that Syria held the title of (Japan of the Middle East) in the 1950s?

This is Damascus.

Damascus isin our hearts.

 

 

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