The National Museum Of Damascus
As the country’s national museum as well as its largest, this museum covers the full scope of Syrian history over more than 11,000 years. It displays many important artifacts, antiquities and major discoveries, most notably from the sites of Mari, Ebla and Ugarit, three of the most important ancient archaeological sites in Syria.
The museum temporarily closed its doors in 2012, after the threat of the Syrian war swept through Damascus and threatened its rich cultural monuments. Soon, the museum authorities unloaded more than 300,000 artifacts and hid them in secret places to protect the Syrian cultural heritage from destruction and looting. Six years later, the museum reopened four of its five wings on October 29, 2018.