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Annual rainfall is around 130 mm (5 in), occurring from October to May.Some of the earliest Egyptian records are from the 1350 BC Amarna letters, when Damascus (called Dimasqu) was ruled by king Biryawaza.
Damascus has a cold desert climate (BWk) in the Köppen-Geiger system, and the prevailing ocean currents. Winters are cool and somewhat rainy; snowfall is infrequent.
Damascus is first documented as an important city during the arrival of the Aramaeans, a Semitic people from Mesopotamia, in the 11th century BC.
By the start of the first millennium BC, several Aramaic kingdoms were formed, as Aramaeans abandoned their nomadic lifestyle and formed federated tribal states.
Thus they were known as al-Akrad (the Kurds) and al-Muhajirin (the migrants). From the late 19th century on, a modern administrative and commercial center began to spring up to the west of the old city, around the Barada, centered on the area known as al-Marjeh or the meadow.
Al-Marjeh soon became the name of what was initially the central square of modern Damascus, with the city hall in it.
Today it is called Bahira Atayba, the hesitant lake, because in years of severe drought it does not even exist.