Advertisement
« previous next »
The real deal  

The real deal

Damascus steel

May 6th 2010
Damascus steel is the stuff of legends: metal plates with lightly different carbon content welded together, folded many times and forged into swords that gave the crusaders a very nasty suprise. Flexible, light and sharp; it was the like the carbon fiber equivalent of steel in those days. If you're in Damascus and want to take home a unique souvenir, seek out the good stuff. The souks are littere ... read more
Middle East » Syria » South » Damascus

Syrian Flag Following the breakup of the Ottoman Empire during World War I, Syria was administered by the French until independence in 1946. In the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, Syria lost the Golan Heights to Israel. Syrian troops - stationed in Lebanon since 1976 in ... ... read more
Advertisement
Tot: 0.114s; Tpl: 0.007s; cc: 4; qc: 27; dbt: 0.0171s; 27; m:apollo w:www (50.28.60.10); sld: 2; ; mem: 6.4mb