The Atlas Obscura Guide To Syria
13 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Syria
Updated November 29, 2022
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Stories About Syria
The Quest to Preserve Syria's Cassette Tape Era
Keeping sounds, stories, and cultural memory alive through years of conflict.
by Line Sidonie Talla Mafotsing
The Rare Seeds That Escaped Syria for an Arctic Vault
Formerly stashed at Svalbard, they've since sprouted in Morocco and beyond.
by Matt Simon
Syrians Won't Give Up on the Great Mosque of Aleppo
In 2013, the mosque's minaret shattered into 2,000 pieces. A restoration team aims to put them back together.
by Chris Ray
A New Crusade
How the mysterious, millennium-old, stateless Order of Malta outlived its contemporaries and established a place in the modern Middle East.
by Ariel Sophia Bardi
In Syria, War and Modernity Are No Match for the World's Oldest Soap
The artisans of Aleppo keep plying their ancient trade, one bar at a time.
by Nora Wallaya