Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Damascus)

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Damascus)

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native_building_name= ضريح الجندي المجهول

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location = Flagicon|Syria Damascus, Syria
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ( _ar. ضريح الجندي المجهول) is a war memorial, dedicated to the Syrian soldiers killed during battle. It was designed by Prof. Dr. (Architecture) Abdo Kass-Hout and Prof. Mahmoud Hammad who won a competition organized by the Syrian Ministry of Defense. Erected in 1985, the monument features a dome, symbolizing the universe. [ [ Martyrs' Monument ] ]

The tomb is visited every year by the President on Martyrs' Day (May 6). And it has the engravings of two verses from the Quran.


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