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Engraved on this statue, the emblem of the Ottoman Empire appears on its southern part and the signature of Sultan Abdul-Hamid II appears on its northern part which can be seen clearly in the picture above. The monument is located in front of Ministry of Interior which was built in 1900 on the bank of Barda river close to Al-Marjeh Square, according to modern building standards which was distinct in the latest years of the Ottoman era.

If interested to know the words engraved on it, check the first comment below.


  • الوجه الجنوبي, شعار الدولة العثمانية

    “المستند بتوفيقات الربانية ملك الدولة العثمانية”

    الوجه الشمالي, توقيع السلطان عبد الحميد الثاني في الأعلى و تحتها كتابة مؤلفة من ستة أسطر, و هذا نصها بحسب الأسطر:

    1- جعل هذا الخير الجاري تذكارا لمرور خمس
    2- و عشرين سنة من جلوس سيدنا الخليفة الأعظم
    3- السلطان الغازي عبد الحميد خان الثاني
    4- على عرش الخلافة العظمى أطال الله تعالى
    5- بالعز المبين ايامه و أيد بالنصر المبين أعلامه
    6- انشأته دائرة بلدية دمشق الشام.
    7- سنة 1318

    By Blogger Ghalia, at 15/8/06 1:29 PM  

  • I'd be interested .. but it doesn't help me in Arabic. I like the picture a lot though!
    Thanks Ghalia!

    By Blogger I love Munich, at 15/8/06 11:17 PM  

  • nice

    By Blogger Amr T, at 16/8/06 11:11 AM  

  • Ghalia,
    This is at least 100 years old monument. I wounder if you have such monuments built under your recent kings.
    Do you have photo for the new monuments.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 24/8/06 5:08 AM  

  • I\'m so happy you\'re back Ghalia. Don\'t leave anymore :-)

    By Blogger abufares, at 7/9/08 4:37 PM  

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