Situated at the crossroads of three continents, Syrian history has been intertwined with the cultural and political developments of its neighbors.
This can be seen in political formations like the Vilayet of Syria within the Ottoman Empire or the Syria and Egypt union under the United Arab Republic (UAR) or more informally with bonds of solidarity between Syria and Palestine.
This convergence is also often reflected in shared culture and heritage. Syrians have left an enduring imprint on the wider world through architecture, literature, the arts, cuisine and more. This is further emphasized through Syria’s global diaspora who have always shaped and influenced the lands they touch – from Umayyad Spain to ‘Little Syria’ in New York City.
Explore this collection of images and artifacts from other nations that have a deep and connection to Syria. ↓