National museum

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The National Museum of Damascus
is a large museum in the heart of Damascus, Syria. The most popular part of the museum is the Dura-Europos synagogue which dates back to the 2nd century and was reconstructed there.
The National Museum of Damascus lies in the West of the City, between the Damascus University and the Tekkiye Mosque Complex.

Prehistoric Age

Remains and skeletons from different Stone-Age periods

Ancient Syria

Many Exhibits from ancient sites such as Ebla. The most important of these is the world's first Alphabet.

Classical Age

This wing contains Roman, Greek and Byzantine exhibits. It includes many rare statues, as well as stone and marble sarcophagi. It also includes a jewellery section, and many other exhibits which may not be found in any other part of the world.

Islamic Age

The facade of an Islamic palace has been moved and reconstruced as the museum's main entrance. Some of the contents of the palace are also located in the museum, including carvings.

It also contains many exhibits made of glass and metal, as well as coins, from different periods of Islamic History. There are also scriptures from the Ummayad era to the Ottomans.

There is also a hall containing an example of a traditional Syrian home, which was obtained from an old house which goes back to the 18th century.

There is a library adjacent to this section.

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