Hittites, near Aleppo
 
Syria
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Facts
Area:
185,180 km²
Population:
14,900,000 (1997)
Capital:
Damascus
Languages:
Arabic, Kurdish, Armenian
Religions:
Muslim 90%, Christian 9%
Currency:
1 Syrian pound = 100 piastres

 

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Trip 2002
May 7-8 No public kissing in Damascus
May 9 Tower tombs in Palmyra
May 10 Sightseeing on the Iraq border
May 11-12 Aleppo, the 'other' major city in Syria
May 13-14 Dead cities
May 15 Living in beehive huts
May 16 Last stop, the finest castle in the world according to Lawrence of Arabia.
   
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