Early 20th Century Photo of Homs, Syria

It’s just tragic to see what’s happening in Syria now. The massive displacement of populations and destruction of historic sites. Here is a series of photos that we found at the Library of Congress, showing Homs, Syria between 1900 and 1920.

Homs, Syria in the early 1900s

Source: Library of Congress

This photo shows the Khalid ibn al-Walid Mosque, which has been heavily damaged due to aerial bombardment by the Assad regime.

Khalid ibn al-Walid Mosque in Homs, Syria

Source: Library of Congress

And, finally, here is the train from Aleppo, arriving in Homs.

Train from Aleppo arriving in Homs, Syria

Source: Library of Congress