DAMASCUS AND CHRISTIANITY
The cathedral was at first a temple for Ramon the god of Aramaens, built in the 20th century B.C. With every conqueror, a new religion came into the cathedral. It was saint Hanania Church, a Roman Catholic church, then a mosque during the government of Al-Walid Ben Abed Al-Malek, and at last it was turned into a church again.
Virgin Mary's Cathedral:
It was built in the 2nd century A.C. It is considered the oldest church in Damascus. Perhaps the old church had been wrecked and a newer one built on its place.
Saint Hanania's house:
This sanctuary consists of an underground room with many ladders linked to it.
One of Damascus eastern wall's doors. the French built a church there in 1934.
The Roman Catholic Cathedral in Zaitoon (Olive) Alley:
A marvelous Cathedral wich contains masterpieces of arts and beautiful icons and carvings.
The Damascene Saint Johan church:
This beautiful church is located next to virgin mary's church. It also contains many artistic icons and pictures of Syria and Roman art.
Saint Paul's Laura:
It was built on a level land, about 18km far from damascus.
Saint Georgeus's sanctuary:
This sanctuary is located across Bab-kisan. The sanctuary is surrounded by graves of early Christians. The Roman Othodox's graveyard is located there now.
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