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The strategic importance of Syria is due to its unique position at the meeting
point of three continents, Asia, Africa and Europe, and at the crossroads
between the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Nile. The Silk
Road led from China to Doura-Europos (Salhieh), from Palmyra, and Homs to
Syria's coastal ports on the Mediterranean. This geographical position lent
distinction to the country, not only as a trade and caravan route but also as a
melting-pot of ideas, beliefs and talents.
During the Greek and Roman eras, Syria was a center for culture and politics. Several Roman emperors were natives of Syria. Greater Syria was central to the rise of the world's monotheistic religions. Christianity began its expansion from there. Antioch in the north, was the home of the first Christian community in the first century AD. The oldest churches in the world are in Syria. When Islam spread to Syria, Damascus became the capital of the Islamic Empire under the Umayyad Caliphate.
Syria Today is a modern Country, offer lot of offers .
a visit to Syria is a must for any tourist !