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The exquisitely decorated town house, just outside the old city walls, was home to former prime minister Khalid al-Azem, a member of the large and influential Ottoman Azem family. The rooms have displays about Damascus and a large-scale model of the Old City. But the house itself is the main attraction, with rooms decorated in pastework , giving the impression of complex stone inlay, a method invented by the Mamluks and perfected by the architects of Damascus. Part of the building houses the national archives.
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