The National Museum of Damascus is a must to understand the importance of Syria as a cradle of civilizations. In its magnificent rooms are from the first brace of the Ugaritic alphabet to royal tombs of Roman times and the caravans of the desert or an impressive synagogue dating from the second century brought from the desert. The call room wooden displays Islamic art. And in the gardens visitors can walk among statues of different periods. Indeed, a journey of learning the past.