The capital of Syria http://www.cityzeum.com/tourisme/syrie is a city in the history of several thousand years, at the confluence of influences of great civilizations and their clashes, Persians and Greeks, Christians and Muslims at crusades ... also an example of coexistence between cultures, as illustrated by the Great Mosque of Damascus http://www.cityzeum.com/ancienne-ville-de-damas: among the most spectacular religious buildings in the world this mosque, built in the eighth century during the Umayyad dynasty, hosts the tomb of John the Baptist, as well as Christian holy prophet of Islam. Other cultural overlaps are found in old Damascus, such as the columns of the Temple of Zeus which merge with the structure of a souk ... Souks which are among the best course of Damascus, over their many shops, heart of the traditional activity of the city.