About 10 percent of the population is Christian, and another small percentage is made up of Druze, a mystical religious sect with elements common to several monotheistic religions. A vast trove of 20,000 cuneiform tablets unearthed in the city provided an unprecedented look at everyday life in Mesopotamia at the time.
C., and because the city was along the Silk Road, it saw bustling trade for centuries.
The happy couple has arrived and the engagement party can begin.
“It all started with a coffee visit,” says the future bride.
His honor and dignity are tied to the good repute of his kin group and, especially, to that of its women.
Gender is one of the most important determinants of social status in Arab society.