1-888-834-1448

Egypt Picture - Venetian Ambassadors in Damascus


Venetian Ambassadors in Damascus

Venetian Ambassadors in Damascus


Photographer:

Unknown

Title:

Venetian Ambassadors in Damascus

Description:

Trade in spices and silks between the Mamluk lands and Venice and Genoa was of great importance. here we see Venetian ambassadors being received in Damascus in the late fifteenth century. The Venetians maintained a fondaco or commercial colony in the administrative capital of Mamluk Syria. The governor of Damascus sits on a low platform and he alone wears a strange horned hat as a sign of his high rank. Note the brightly colored Mamluk heraldry on the walls of the building.

Click Here for Picture of the Day Archive


Note: If you have a picture you would like featured, please email to jimdunn@interoz.com with "Egypt Picture of the Day" in subject line

Who are we?

Tour Egypt aims to offer the ultimate Egyptian adventure and intimate knowledge about the country. We offer this unique experience in two ways, the first one is by organizing a tour and coming to Egypt for a visit, whether alone or in a group, and living it firsthand. The second way to experience Egypt is from the comfort of your own home: online.