“Damascus has seen all that has ever occurred on Earth and still she lives. She has looked upon the dry bones of a thousand empires, and will see the tombs of a thousand more before she dies. Though another claims the name, old Damascus is by right the Eternal City”
-Mark Twain, in his book Innocents Abroad 1869
Only in Damascus would a visitor mistake a church for a mosque or a synagogue for a church. This is the capital of the world, where religions and civilisations have come together to give an example of human unity.