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Museum of Epigraphy

Madrassa al-Jaqmaqiyya, a beautiful school building established in 1421, is home to the Museum of Epigraphy and its intriguing exhibits which include a select display of illuminated calligraphy manuscripts. The building itself is a well preserved example of architecture from the Mamluk era.

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Souq al-Hamidiyeh, next to the Umayyad mosque.
Arabic is the official, and most widely spoken, language. English is widely understood by many educated Syrians in the major cities.

The official currency is the Syrian pound (SYP), which is divided into 100 piastres. There are a few ATMs in the bigger towns, but not all cards are accepted. Credit cards are not widely used, but American Express and Diners Club are the most readily accepted. Travellers cheques are not accepted in most banks, and those that do require lengthy and complicated processes.

Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 from April to October).
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