By Ross Burns
In Damascus, each layer of the historical past has equipped accurately on most sensible of its predecessors for a minimum of 3 millennia, leaving an in depth archaeological checklist of 1 of the oldest consistently inhabited towns on this planet. The e-book seems rather on the interaction among the western and japanese affects that experience supplied Damascus with this type of wealthy previous, and the way this completely encapsulates the forces that experience performed over the center East as an entire from the earliest recorded occasions to the current.
Lavishly illustrated, Damascus: A History is a compelling and targeted exploration of a desirable city.
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Damascus: A History (Cities of the Ancient World) by Ross Burns