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Historical Facts

Hussien Nazem Pasha

Making History from Damascus

Hussein Nazem Pasha (1854 – 1927) was the most popular Ottoman Governor of Damascus.

He was appointed as the City Governor for three times in the period between 1896 and 1911.

Nazem Pasha loved Damascus and gave it many of its early 20th century monuments such as the current buildings of Damascus University and the Ministry of Interior.

He even returned during the French Mandate to spend his final days in Damascus, where he died and was buried in Bab Al-Saghir Cemetery.

The Palace of Nazem Pasha

The Palace of Nazem Pasha

This is an old photo of the Palace built by Hussein Nazem Pasha in the Muhajireen Quarter in Damascus. The Palace, located at the foothill of Mount Kaseyoun, has undergone extensive restoration works and currently serves as a presidential office building.