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Harissa

Harissa

The site is a place of pilgrimage for Christians and non-Christians alike. Adjacent to the statue stands the Basilica of Harissa, a newly built cathedral.

in Lebanon

Damascus

Damascus

Although Damascus is well-known to be an ancient city, it remains unclear exactly when the oasis was first settled. Excavations in 1950 demonstrated that an urban centre existed in the 4th millennium bce at Tall al-Ṣālḥiyyah, southeast of Damascus.

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