Maydaa
ميدعا
Village
Maydaa is located in Syria
Maydaa
Maydaa
Coordinates: 33°33′43″N 36°31′16″E / 33.56194°N 36.52111°E / 33.56194; 36.52111
Country Syria
GovernorateRif Dimashq
DistrictDouma
SubdistrictDouma
Population
 (2004)[1]
 • Total3,108
Time zoneUTC+3 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (EEST)

Maydaa (Arabic: ميدعا) is a village in southern Syria, administratively part of the Douma District of the Rif Dimashq Governorate, located east of Damascus. Nearby localities include Adra to the north, al-Jarba to the south and Hawsh Nasri to the west. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Maydaa had a population of 3,108 in the 2004 census.[1]

History

Under Ancient Egypt

An Ancient Egyptian stelae was discovered in 2010. It was dedicated by an officer in the army of 19th Dynasty Pharaoh Seti I.[2]It bears new evidence of the importance of pharaonic material in the Levant and of the nature of the Egyptian presence in this area during the New Kingdom. While Egyptian stelae from Syria and Lebanon are usually royal, the Meydaa stela was dedicated by an officer in the army.Of particular interest are the title mariannu, which he seems to have carried, as well as the mention of the region, Upe, where he apparently held office. [2]

References

  1. ^ a b "General Census of Population 2004". Retrieved 2014-07-10.
  2. ^ a b Lagarce, Bérénice (2010). "Une Stèle Ramesside À Meydaa (région De Damas) Et La Présence Égyptienne En Upé". Syria. 87: 53–68. ISSN 0039-7946.