Thursday, January 15, 2009
Syria 5 Pound 1988 UNC
Front: Bosra theatre; female warrior
Back: Cotton Factory, Cotton Pickers
Syria, Bosra Roman Theatre
Syria gained independence in April 1946, is an Arab country in Southwest Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Israel to the southwest, Jordan to the south, Iraq to the east, and Turkey to the north. Its capital city, Damascus. The population is mainly Muslim, but with a significant Christian minority.
St.Simon (Samaan) church in Aleppo is considered to be one of the oldest remaining churches in the world.