WHAT'S INSIDE: ASIA

For a general history of Asia, start with the Asian history section. This channel explores some of the monumental figures and events throughout Asian History.
  • Ancient Asia
  • History by Country
  • Post-Ancient Asia
FEATURED: ASIA

As a historical region, Syria had no set boundaries. It consisted generally of the fertile western area of the modern country, present Lebanon, and a slight extension into Turkey.

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