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Description: An episode from the RKO / Van Beuren Vagabond Adventure series about Damascus, Syria in the early 1930s.
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Clip #: TFA-434A
Length: 9:09
Year: 1934
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Region: Middle East
Country: Syria
City: Damascus
Subject: Religious Buildings
Original: 16mm
1930s, Middle East, Syria, Damascus, farming, farmers, pack camels, ox plow, Damascus cityscape, skyline, Islamic architecture, minarets, ancient ruins, Minaret of the Bride, Umayyad Mosque, Mausoleum of Saladin, tomb of Saladin, Minaret of Isa, courtyard of Umayyad, triumphal arch, Straight Street, bazaars, pedestrians, marketplace, sheep, camels, pack camel sitting on ground, open-air barber, stone cutters tent, stone cutting, artisans, traditional wood and mother of pearl inlay work, traditional Syrian crafts, wood turner at work using hands and feet, metal inlay work, metal inlay work, metal work hammered out without inlay, Sulaymaniyya Takiyya, mosque and pilgrims house, Muezzin sounding Islamic call to prayer from top of Sulaymaniyya Takiyya minaret

4k master available. Damascus is the capital of Syria, the oldest capital in the world and, according to some, the fourth holiest city in Islam. It is colloquially known in Syria as aš-Šām and titled the "City of Jasmine". Damascus is a major cultural center of the Levant and the Arab world.

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