Syria 9A

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  • 3000 BCE


    Photo of Palmyra. -Isis Sorto, 9A
  • Period: 3000 BCE to 2001 BCE

    Major Construction Projects In Syria: Palmyra

    Palmyra was a thriving city of the ancient world. Originally known by the Semitic name of Tadmor meaning ‘date palm’, Palmyra was once a commercial hub along a busy trade route. References to Palmyra appear in the Bible as well as in other historical writings, some dating as far back as the 2nd millennium BC. However, it was from the 1st century BC that affluent caravan owners stopped there along the old Silk Road, contributing to its wealth. -Isis Sorto, 9A
  • 2500 BCE

    Founding Major Cities

    Founding Major Cities
    Located in southwestern Syria, Damascus is the center of a metropolitan area of ​​2.6 million people. Geographically it is located in the eastern foothills of the Anti-Lebanon mountain range, 80 kilometers inland from the eastern Mediterranean coast. The Barada River flows through the city.
  • 1780 BCE

    Major cities

    Major cities
    Aleppo is a city in northern Syria, the second largest city in Syria , and one of the oldest inhabited cities in history. Originating in the early second millennium B.C.E. Aleppo Aleppo occupies a strategic trading point midway between the sea and the Euphrates river. Aleppo have the Saint Simeon Stylites church is considered one of the oldest in the world. The city remained under Hittite control until perhaps 800 B.C.E.
  • 1200 BCE

    Aleppo Citadel

    Aleppo Citadel
    Photo of Aleppo Citadel. -Isis Sorto, 9A
  • Period: 1200 BCE to 1101 BCE

    Major Constructions in Syria: Aleppo Citadel

    Considered to be one of the oldest and largest castles in the world, Aleppo Citadel is a huge medieval fortified palace sat in the center of the old city of Aleppo, northern Syria. People have utilized the citadel hill since the middle of the 3rd millennium BC. Occupied by many civilizations over time – including the Armenians, Greeks, Byzantines, Ayyubids, and Ottomans – most of what stands today is thought to originate from the Ayyubid period. The civil war has affected a lot. - Isis Sorto, 9A
  • Major Religions

    The Christian population of Syria comprise 10% of the population.In Syria today there around 1.2 million among their population in Syria in 2010 before the civil war started. Most Syrians are members of either the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch or the Syriac Orthodox Church, which was created as a result of a schism within the Greek Orthodox Church, largely over a disputed election to the Patriarchal See of Antioch in 1724.
  • Major Religions

    Though Qasimi was not as influenced by Western thought as ʿAbduh, they shared a critique of the regnant tradition. Coming from the circles of the Algerian freedom fighter and Sufi, Emir ʿAbd al-Qadir al-Jazaʾiri , Qasimi’s Salafism did not reflect the markers of what scholars have termed Purist Salafism, namely Wahhabi theology,
  • Independence

    The First Syrian Republic, officially the Syrian Republic, was formed in 1930 as a component of the Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon, succeeding the State of Syria. A treaty of independence was made in 1936 to grant independence to Syria and end official French rule, but the French parliament refused to accept the agreement. From 1940 to 1941, the Syrian Republic was under the control of Vichy France, and after the Allied invasion in 1941.
  • Modern Conflicts

    Modern Conflicts
    -The Syrian civil war started when major conflict broke out on March 15, 2011, after a forceful crackdown on peaceful student protests against the government of Bashar al-Assad. Conflict continues with insecurity in parts of the country. The consequences are tragic for civilians, particularly children.
    -The war is currently being fought by several factions, including the Syrian Armed Forces and its domestic and international allies, a loose alliance of mostly Sunni opposition rebel groups.