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Syria's Open Door: Will It Last?

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Science  09 Jun 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5779, pp. 1459
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5779.1459

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DAMASCUS-- Long an archaeological backwater, Syria is now at the center of critical debates on the origin of urbanism (see main text) and the role of trade, religion, and empire in shaping early civilization. (Read more.)