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Scientific trip to Bosra

Daraa, ST- The visits to Busra al-Sham city in Daraa countryside continue and  the latest was a cultural and scientific one from the Faculty of Tourism and the Department of Archeology at Damascus University and Gilgamesh Center for Tourism Training and a number of graduates of the recent tour guides.

Participants were briefed on the monuments of Bosra inscribed in the World Heritage List, its buildings, theater, castle and other sites dating back thousands of years.

The Director of Tourism in Daraa, Yasser Al-Saadi, pointed out to SANA that the trip comes within the framework of encouraging domestic tourism and highlighting this historical city, stressing that the Directorate along with the Bosra City Council provided visitors with all the facilities and adequate information about the city and its ancient history.

Chinese tourists: Palmyra is the cradle of civilization

A group of Chinese tourists have recently visited the city of Palmyra and underlined the importance of its great civilization and historical monuments, especially the temples, cemeteries and its amphitheatre.

They expressed sadness about the devastation caused by Daesh terrorists who are enemies of human civilization. Member of the group Chim Yam, who is an architect, said that he saw the great artifacts of Palmyra and what the terrorist groups have done, expressing hope that peace will prevail in Syria, the cradle of human civilization.

118 volunteers on a march in the areas of al-Malahat and Taous in the eastern Qalamoun

Damascus Countryside, (ST) - 118 volunteers participated in an environmental march in the areas of al-Mallaha and al-Taous in the eastern Qalamoun in order to spread social awareness towards ecotourism and preserving the remaining unique biodiversity. This environmental walk aims also to of highlight these unique sites and their importance in terms of tourism and nature and studying the possibility of installing a pathway in the region to serve inbound ecotourism.

 The media coordinator of the Syrian Society for Exploration and Documentation Faisal Yassoub who organized the march explained to SANA reporter that the activity of the march of the white desert (al-Taous) which is16 km from the city of Giroud to the town of Nasiriyah, can be though of as a of adventure, as the participants move from muddy to sandy areas-whilst enjoying unique and dazzling views all along.

Yassoub pointed out that the interaction of participants in the march was positive and they are from different age groups and from several governorates.

Ancient Palmyrenes, the first to issue a document for tax system in the world

The history of Palmyra is closely linked to the development of the silk road in this region and to the city’s strategic position between the major powers of the early middle ages.

As such, the city was well-served to become an important center of trading for those merchants who chose to cross this desert rather than take the longer route around it.

 People of ancient city of Palmyra benefited from the location of their city on the Silk Road for international trade and for contact with neighboring civilizations.

They were able to reach advanced civilizational levels due to the strategic position of Palmyra, which made it mainly dependent on trade, transport and exchange of goods.

Czech magazine: Bosra is one of the most beautiful and important historical monuments in the world

A Czech magazine described, in a photo report, the monuments of the city of Bosra as one of the "rare historical monuments that are located in Syria and as one of the most beautiful and important ones in the world".

"The first reference to the city of Bosra was mentioned in a clay tablet dating back to the Egyptian Pharaohs in the fourteenth century BC. Bosra was the capital of the Roman area of Arabia Petraria", the magazine said in its report.