Old Damascus: The Hejaz Railway

Hejaz railway line, originally uploaded by edmarker1.

A very interesting set of 19th and 20th century pictures of old Damascus and elsewhere in Syria.

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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.