Sunday, November 20, 2011

The People of Damascus Revolt -- in 1895.
Pardon the Diversion, But People Are Dying Again in Syria

Revolt in prison, Damascus, circa 1895.  Crowd of people
outside of prison.
In light of events taking place in Syria today, we depart from our normal presentation and publish an 1895 photo of a prison revolt in Damascus, Syria found in a  Library of Congress collection we usually don't cite: the George Grantheim Bain collection.  

We encourage experts on Syrian history to provide details on the events portrayed here.

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