© St. Weber

Name of Object:

Outline map of Damascus in 1918

Other name of the Object (second name):

Indicating urban growth to the fin de siecle


Berlin, Germany

Holding Institution:

Museum of Islamic Art at the Pergamon Museum, State Museums

 About Museum of Islamic Art at the Pergamon Museum, State Museums, Berlin

Date of Object:

Map made in 2005


Damascus, now the political and cultural centre of Syria, is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities. The design of its living spaces and the organization of urban society were always connected to the culture of its inhabitants. Damascus’ geographical space reflects this “spatial turn”: Its public spaces were clearly shaped and influenced by the diverse social, historical and cultural structures and events, which contributed to the vitality of Damascus’ multilayered Urban Design.

Citation of this web page:

Stefan Weber "Outline map of Damascus in 1918" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;de;11;en;N

Database entry origination:

Prepared by: Stefan Weber

MWNF Working Number: DE 011

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