Damascus

Damascus, the capital of Syria, one of the oldest cities in the world; stands 2260 ft. above the sea-level; is a great centre of the caravan trade; is embosomed in the midst of gardens and orchards, hence its appearance as the traveller approaches it is most striking; its history goes as far back as the days of Abraham; it was the scene of two great events in human destiny—the conversion of St. Paul, and, according to Moslem tradition, a great decisive moment in the life of Mahomet, when he resolutely turned his back once for all on the pleasures of the world.

Population (circa 1900) given as 220,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Dame aux Camélias, La
Damien, Father
Damiens, Robert François
Damietta
Damocles
Damon and Pythias
Dampier, William
Dana, Charles Anderson
Dana, James Dwight

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