1978-1991 | 1997-1998 | 2010-2017



1 Pound, 1978

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Front: Worker at right

Back: Al-Bishriyya water-wheels at Hama


Al-Bishriyya water-wheels

Al-Bishriyya water-wheels

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5 Pounds, 1988

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Front: Roman theater in Bosra and statue of female warrior at right

Back: Cotton picking and spinning frame


Roman theater

Roman theater

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10 Pounds, 1988

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Front: Al-Azem Palace in Damascus; Dancing woman

Back: Water treatment plant


Al-Azem Palace

al-azem palace

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25 Pounds, 1988

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Front: Krak des Chevaliers castle; Saladdin (1137-1193), First Sultan of Egypt and Syria, and founder of the Ayyubid dynasty

Back: Central Bank of Syria building


Krak des Chevaliers Castle

Krak des Chevaliers Castle

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Central Bank Building

central bank

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50 Pounds, 1991

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Front: Euphrates Dame; Ancient statue

Back: Citadel of Aleppo


Euphrates Dame

Euphrates Dame

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Aleppo Citadel

aleppo citadel

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100 Pounds, 1990

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Front: Ancient Palmyra ruins; Queen Zenobia (240-274AD), Queen of the Palmyrene Empire in Roman Syria

Back: Grain silos at Lattakia


Palmyra Ruins

palmyra ruins

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1978-1991 | 1997-1998 | 2010-2017

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Syria is located in the Near East at the eastern end of the mediterranean Sea. Ancient Syria was ruled by successive conquerors. In 1920, the League of Nations declared Syria a French mandate. Syria became fully independent in 1944. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Syria.




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