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Suggested Readings and Resources

Burns, Ross. Damascus: A History. London: Routledge, 2009.
High school

Daskalakis Mathews, Annie-Christine. "A Room of 'Splendor and Generosity' from Ottoman Damascus." Metropolitan Museum Journal 32 (1997), pp. 111–39.
High school

Keenan, Brigid. Damascus: Hidden Treasures of the Old City. Photographs by Tim Beddow. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2000.
High school
Contains many color photographs and is especially useful for contextualizing images of Damascus courtyards and buildings.

Kenney, Ellen. "The Damascus Room." In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–.
High school

Reception Room (Qa'a) [Damascus, Syria] (1970.170). In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–.
High school

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Conserving the Damascus Room at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Video. 3 min. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011.

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The Damascus Room

The lesson plan related to Domestic Life in Eighteenth-Century Damascus features the Damascus Room.