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  Damascus, Virginia - Trail Town, USA
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Damascus, usually at the head of the confederation is often mentioned in cuneiform inscriptions.
Damascus was the chief commercial emporium for the nomad Arabs.
Damascus was captured by the Arabs under Khalid and Abou Obeidah.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04611a.htm   (1190 words)

  Damacus - Crystalinks
Damascus became in effect the capital of an empire that stretched from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean to the Indus River basin and from south of France to west of China.
Damascus became a metropolis by the beginning of the second century and in 222 it was upgraded to a colonia by the Emperor Septimius Severus.
In 1400 by Timurlank, the Mongol conqueror, besieged Damascus.
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 Damascus steel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The original Damascus steel swords may have been made in the vicinity of Damascus, Syria, in the period from 900 to as late as 1750.
Damascus steel is a type of steel alloy that is both hard and flexible, a combination that made it ideal for the building of swords.
In general, notably during the era of Damascus steel, one could produce an alloy that was hard and brittle at one extreme by adding up to 2% carbon, or soft and malleable at the other, with about 0.5% carbon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Damascus_steel   (1559 words)

 MSN Encarta - Damascus
Damascus or Dimashq, capital and chief city of Syria, in southwestern Syria, on the Baradá River, near the Anti-Lebanon Mountains in the southwestern part of the country.
Damascus was the headquarters of Saladin, sultan of Egypt and Syria, during the Third Crusade.
Damascus was returned to Egyptian rule by Ibrahim Pasha in 1832; in 1841 it was restored to the Ottoman Empire as part of Syria.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761571653/Damascus.html   (858 words)

 The Key Role of Impurities in Ancient Damascus Steel Blades
The successful reproduction of wootz Damascus blades requires that blades be produced that match the chemical composition, possess the characteristic damascene surface pattern, and possess the same internal microstructure that causes the surface pattern.
The museum-quality wootz Damascus blades with the most attractive surface patterns often display the Mohammed's ladder pattern, similar to that of the blade in Figure 1 and Zschokke sword 9 in Figure 2.
Hence, analyses of the seven genuine wootz Damascus steels of Table III are consistent with the theory that low levels of carbide-forming elements, apparently mainly vanadium and to a lesser extent manganese, are essential to the surface-pattern formation of these blades.
www.tms.org /pubs/journals/JOM/9809/Verhoeven-9809.html   (5894 words)

Damascus is situated on a plateau 690 metres above sea level, bordered by the Anti-Lebanon Mountains to the west, and the desert to the east.
Damascus lies in the Ghutah oasis, and is fed with water by the Barada river.
Damascus was from 661 to 750 the centre of Islam, when the Caliph used it as centre of administration.
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Damascus was divided by the Street Called Straight, which was mentioned in the bible in connection with St. Paul's conversion to Christianity.
Byzantine Damascus remained much the same as it had during the Roman period, except for the mass construction of churches and the transformation of the Temple of Jupiter into a cathedral dedicated to St. John the Baptist in the fourth century.
The period between the Memluk takeover in 1260 and the invasion of Tamurlane in 1400 was one of a relative prosperity to Damascus.
www.damascus-online.com /damascus.htm   (5366 words)

 Damascus, Syria (Homs Online - Homsonline.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is built at the foot of a buttress of the Anti-Lebanon, Mount Kassioun, and at the border of a fertile plain, the Ghouta.
Damascus was conquered in 333 BC by Parmenion, one of Alexander's lieutenants, who took it from the Persians.
Damascus was the most important centre of Arab Islamic culture before it lost most of its importance to Baghdad in 750.
www.homsonline.com /Citeis/Damascus.htm   (1041 words)

 Damascus - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Damascus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Founded in 1923, the University of Damascus is the oldest and largest of the four universities in Syria.
Damascus belonged in turn to Assyria, Persia, and Rome, and from 661 to 750 was the capital of the caliphate.
Now the attractions of Damascus so fascinated the worthy Ali, that he could hardly tear himself away, but at length he remembered that he had a home in Bagdad, meaning to return by way of Aleppo, and after he had crossed the Euphrates, to follow the course of the Tigris.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Damascus   (756 words)

 Bible Dictionary: Damascus
The city of Damascus is the capital of modern Syria, and was the main Aramean city from the 10-8th centuries BCE.
Damascus was situated on the Abana river (today called Barada), protected by mountains to the west, and desert to the east.
According to the biblical accounts Damascus was the dominant state in the region for much of the 9th and 8th centuries.
www.bible.gen.nz /amos/places/damascus.htm   (331 words)

 Damascus (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
Damascus is mentioned among the conquests of the Egyptian king Thothmes III.
The Syrians were at length subdued by the Assyrians, the city of Damascus was taken and destroyed, and the inhabitants carried captive into Assyria (2 Kings 16:7-9; compare Isa.
After passing through various vicissitudes, Syria was invaded by the Romans (B.C. 64), and Damascus became the seat of the government of the province.
www.christiananswers.net /dictionary/damascus.html   (357 words)

 Syria Gate - Damascus by: Carol Miller   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Arameans, a singular and identifiable political and cultural factor in the history of the Near East from the ninth century on, campaigned in the area of Damascus, attracted by the concentration of population on a fertile, well-watered plain dominating one of the region’s principal trade routes.
Damascus, Samaria and Hamath (Hama) were not destroyed but rather were consigned to the role of mercantile colonies, to be resettled by Assyrian merchants in order to administer – to receive and to transship-- the rich trade in coffee, spices, unguents, incense, perfumes and essences from southern Arabia.
Damascus became the administrative center for a “new province beyond the [Euphrates] river”, under satrapal direction; but while the city was known to have been an important Achaemenid settlement, all remains of the Persian era have been obliterated by modern construction.
www.syriagate.com /Syria/about/cities/Damascus/damascus-cm.htm   (6681 words)

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