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Located 50 km from Damascus in the direction of Lebanon is the magnificent village of Maalula, Syria. Maalula is the only place in the world that still speaks Aramaic, the language of Jesus.
Maalula is a predominantly Christian village with a population of about 2,000. It is the home of two ancient Christian monasteries: Mar Sarkis and Mar Taqla. Both Christians and Muslim pilgrims come to Maalula seeking blessings.