Dead Cities, Syria


Serjilla 

Deserted for about 15 centuries

Tavern

A two storey tavern

Bathhouse

A bathhouse

A private house?

There are 600 dead cities around the plains of Al-Ghab, the fertile agricultural region of Syria

Al-Bara

Al-Bara was an important center of wine and olive oil production in Roman times

Sheep herders

Sheep herders around Al-Bara

Sheep herders

Sheep herders around Al-Bara

Al-Bara

Al-Bara remained predominantly eastern Christian and the seat of a bishopric subordinate to Antioch (modern Turkey) even after the coming of Islam



     

 



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