A 1935 aerial view of Damascus, Syria 

By Edouard Aldahdah

Posted on February 13th, 2018 in General

To the upper right is Bab Tuma, one of Damascus’ Christian neighborhoods, with the Armenian Catholic church standing out. In the upper left is the neighborhood of al-‘Amarah. In the lower right is the Jewish quarter, ‘hayy al-Yahud’. Note the inner courtyards of many of the houses. In the center, the Mariamite church; in the center left is the prestigious Maktab ‘Anbar, which at the time the photo was taken was school for the Damascus elite, and before that the house of one of the city’s Jewish notables, ‘Anbar.

Below, the women’s courtyard of Maktab Anbar as it stands today.

One Response to “A 1935 aerial view of Damascus, Syria ”

  1. I am so very sadden by what is happening in this country-it is so very disheartening and no one seems to care…i cannot stand to see the children torn to shreds daily and still no one cares..i can only pray and hope God listens..

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