The Mount Qasioun (Jabal Qāsiyūn) at 1'151 metres is overlooking the city of Damascus. The mountain offers gorgeous views of Damascus and the desert far in the east.
According to the legend, the Mount Qasioun is the place, where the first human crime in history was committed, when Abel was murdered by his brother Cain. Some Sunni Muslims also believe, that there are 40 saints on the mountain who pray vigil prayers each night.
Syria 1949, Damascus and Mount Qasioun in the background.