Syria Travel Guide

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Syria Tourism, Syria Tourist Attraction - Dead Cities

Dead Cities namely Jerada, Ruweiha, Serjilla and Al-Bara are the main attractions around Aleppo. These are a series of ghost towns lie among the limestone hills between the Aleppo-Hama highway in the east and the Orontes River in the west. They date from the time when this area was part of the hinterland of the great Byzantine city of Antioch. There are some 600 sites, ranging from single monuments to whole villages complete with houses, churches, baths and even wine presses. Some of the Dead Cities form part of present-day villages with people inhabiting the ruins. Of these, Serjilla is the most eerie and most evocative - it has many semi complete buildings and although it's been deserted for 15 centuries, the stone façades are clean and sharp-edged, and the surrounding ground is covered with short grass.


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The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust

Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. Mary Ritter Beard


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Syria Geography - Syria Economy: Foreign Trade - Transport - Syria Demographics - Syria Ethnic Groups - Syria Religion
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Syria History: Eblan civilization - Antiquity and early Christian era - Islamic era - Ottoman Era
French Mandate - Instability and Foreign Relations: Independence to 1967 - Six Day War and Aftermath
Baath Party Rule Under Hafezc Al-Assad, 1970-2000 - 21st Century
Syrian Territorial Problems: Turkish-Syrian Dispute Over Iskandaron Province - Israeli Annexation of the Golan Heights

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