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Syria was the name of the geographical area covering modern-day Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine, a region with a very rich historical past and major archaeological sites. It is mentioned in all early pilgrim chronicles.

Maps of Syria are found in books from all periods of travelling. Several of them also show travellers' itineraries. Views of biblical places, pilgim sites, ancient temples and findings, coins, early Christian churches, Crusader castles as well as cities, inns, landscapes, flora and fauna are some of the subjects represented in travel accounts. The diverse religious minorities, human types and their costume did not pass unnoticed by travellers either.

1493 Schedel, H.

1554 Belon, P.

1580 Nicolay, N. de

1598 Rosaccio, G.

1598 /1859 Vecellio, C.

1600 Bianco Noe

1619 Cootwijck, J. Van

1659  Bosio, Giacomo / Boissat, Pierre de

1686 Peeters, J.

1690 Peeters, J.

1705 Maundrell, H.

1707 Fanelli, Fr.

1714 Bruyn, C. de

1717, Moll, H.

1720 Lucas P.

1727 Thevenot, J.

1743 - 45 Pococke, R.

1752 Thompson, Ch.

1754 Drummond, Al.

1759 Egmont, J.A. van / Heymann, J. 

1771 Seller, J.

1780 Recueil des differents costumes

1801 Olivier, G.An.

1804 Dalvimart, Oc.

1810 Mayer, L.

1812 Castellan, A.L.

1813 - 14 Clarke, Ed.D.

1820 Walpole, R.

1825 Dupré, L.

1827 Eyriès, J.B.B.

1829 Frankland, Ch.Col.

1836 - 38 Carne, J.

1838, Addison, Ch.

1839 Marmont, A.-Fr. Viesse de (Duc de Raguse)

1843 Goupil-Fesquet, Fr.An.

1864 Texier, Ch.F.M.

1869 Busch. M.

1919  Banse, Ew.

Written by Ioli Vingopoulou