Innaugarating the telegraph network between Damascus and Medina in 1907

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The monument was placed in Marjeh Square on the grand occasion. Standing in the middle is Nazem Pasha, the Ottoman governor of Damascus, flanked by the Damascus notable Ahmad Pasha al-Shamaa and Sheikh Mahmud Abu al-Shamat, the religious mentor of Sultan Abdulhamid II.