National Geographic : 1956 Dec
© National Geographic Society + A Syrian Gazes Out over the Rooftops of Damascus, Where Paul Came "And Straightway... Preached Christ" Snow-streaked Mount Hermon keeps watch over the world's oldest continu ously inhabited city. Moslems believe the head of John the Baptist rests in the Omayyad Mosque supporting the Mohammed minaret (right). + Chapel of Ananias Pictures Paul's Escape (Acts 9:23-25): "Disciples... Let Him Down by the Wall inaBasket" A Franciscan father in Damascus shows paintings ofSaul's conversion (right) and flight. Legend says thehelmeted guard (left) was slain for abetting the escape; Christian Damascenesvenerate him asSt. George ofAbyssinia.