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The Mariamiya Cathedral

Bab Touma, Talea Al-Fadda Avenue, Damascus, Syria
The Mariamiya Cathedral stands on the same site as one of the earliest churches in Damascus.

For in the 1st century, a small chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary was built on this site.

Later on and during the Byzantine Period, a huge cathedral was built around the original chapel.

However, the Byzantine Cathedral sustained heavy damage in the Events of 1860 during the Ottoman Period and was rebuilt soon after that.

The Mariamiya Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Orthodox Church in the Orient, the largest Christian denomination in the Levant.
Historical Periods: Byzantine Period, Ottomans

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