Aramaean royal inscriptions are rare, and only one royal stele from Aram-Damascus proper has been identified — the Tel Dan Stele.Other sources in Aramaic that shed light on the history of Aram-Damascus include two "booty inscriptions" from Eretria and Samos, and the Zakkur stele of the king Zakkur.J.-C., c'est l'une des plus anciennes villes du Moyen-Orient.
Most of the texts are annals from the Assyrian kings Shalmaneser III, Adad-Nirari III, and Tiglath-Pileser III.The texts mention Aram-Damascus (Ša-imērišu, Imērišu, Imirishu) from an Assyrian perspective, but are in many ways informative of the strength of the state, and give us several names of its rulers.Drone footage has captured shockwaves rippling across the terrain after a bombardment by Syrian forces as two children are pulled from rubble in a separate missile strike in Damascus.One clip shows the Syrian armed forces bombarding targets they identified as terrorist militants as a second video on the ground shows innocent children were caught up in other explosions.Then the clip cuts to two tanks pointing towards buildings when the armoured vehicle at the front unleashes a powerful round of ammunition.
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The Roman temple stood upon a rectangular platform (temenos) that measured about 385 meters by 305 meters, with square towers at each corner.
Parts of the outer walls of the temenos still survive, but virtually nothing remains of the temple itself.
The tomb of Saladin stands in a small garden adjoining the north wall of the mosque.
In addition, the mosque holds a shrine which is said to contain the head of John the Baptist, who is honored as a prophet by both Christians and Muslims.
In the late fourth century, the temple area became a Christian sacred site.