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Damascus is Syria’s second largest city and capital. It has been settled since the second millennium BC, and is known as one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Damascus is a treasure trove of historical sites from the different periods of the city’s history. Popular historical sites often visited include the Citadel of Damascus, Damascus Straight Street, St. Thomas’ Gate, Grand Mosque of Damascus, Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque, Bab Tuma Gate, Chapel of St. Paul, House of Saint Ananias, Umayyad Mosque and more.