5 Surprising Cultural Facts About Syria

Syria has been a cradle of civilization for at least 10,000 years.

August 31, 2013
8:00 AM EDT
About 23 million people live in Syria, and the majority of those people, about 74 percent, are Sunni Muslims. Another 12 percent of the population is made up of Alawites, a sect of Shia Muslims. | iStockPhoto