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The National Museum of Damascus

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The Facade of Museum Impressive

This facade was brought from Palmyra that was once a desert palace/military camp. This is right... read more

Reviewed December 14, 2012
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Small and rich

Its quite small place, in a central area, has a nice gardin..

Reviewed March 4, 2012
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

This facade was brought from Palmyra that was once a desert palace/military camp. This is right at the entrance of museum and the most impressive part of the museum. There are lots of marble and terracotta statues from Palmyra and an underground buriel chamber and...More

Date of experience: January 2012
3  Thank joydeM
Reviewed July 9, 2012

The entrance to the museum is a wonderful doorway but then upon entering you go through a series of dirty little boarded alleys to visit the rooms open. The gold and the statues are very interesting but can be difficult to see due to people...More

Date of experience: January 2012
1  Thank tumbuna
Reviewed March 4, 2012

Its quite small place, in a central area, has a nice gardin..

1  Thank Turabo
Reviewed December 13, 2011

This is one of the top ten Museums of the world!! Located just outside the old city of Damascus and on the old river it is a must see tour. The gardens have a vast number of old statues and columns, it is nice to...More

Date of experience: November 2011
Reviewed November 10, 2011

this very important for the archeology lovers,, a lot important pieces..ok not like in Turkey, being fair, in Turkey these are toooo much but here it is somehing to discover

Date of experience: October 2011
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Reviewed November 5, 2011

Despite much of the museum being under renovation this is still a must see in Damascus. The collection has some truly incredible pieces from a place in the world that was central to the development of civilization. This is a collection thatndeserves much betterbpresentation and...More

Date of experience: May 2011
5  Thank BeachSwaggie
Reviewed November 28, 2010

The museum is located in the city center next to the old train station. The building is pretty nice and I advice to spend a minute and look at it from outside. The whole collection is spread over to wings. In the museum one can...More

5  Thank lokioki
Reviewed November 9, 2010

Over half the museum's display area is closed for reinstallation. Judging by the very poor labeling of the other exhibits this is long overdue. The synagogue is not viewable and there are piles of builder's debris by its entrance. On the day I went in...More

4  Thank NicJBoston
Reviewed July 19, 2010

Not many people pay this place a visit and i wonder why the museum is literaly full of gems and rare artifacts just be prepared that it lacks appropriate organization and everything there is written in arabic ... don't miss the synagogue and the islamic...More

4  Thank HistoryWoman
Reviewed September 16, 2009

the wonderful thing about this muesum is how pervasive it is..it covers periods from the Neolithic age to Ottoman era...it was chosen in 2009 as one of best 10 world meuseums despite the old fashion way of exhibiting and mostly French interpretations and thats mainly...More

4  Thank eddnash
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