Monday, July 17, 2006


Originally uploaded by abeedo.


Friday, July 14, 2006

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Syria Ariha Region

Syrian villages near Ariha town.

Sarjella. The Big Events. سرجيلا

Serjilla (Arabic:سيرجيلة) is one of the best preserved of the Dead Cities in northwestern Syria. It is located in the Jebel Riha, approx. 65 km north from Hama and approx. 80 km southwest from Aleppo, very close to ruins of an another "dead city" of Bara.

The settlement arose in a natural basin and prospered from cultivating of grapes and olives. A bath complex indicates the wealth of the community. Unusually, it was built in 473, already during the time of Christianity. In 1899 an archeological team from the Princeton University discovered a large mosaic on the main hall floor but it had disappeared when the team returned six years later. Traces of now destroyed murals were found on the walls as well. Next to the baths stands an andron, a meeting place for men. Further east there was a small church but not much remains of it. Among ruins of numerous residential houses it is worth to mention a two storey villa which still stands today. In two lower rooms one can still see an arch which would have supported the ceiling. This feature was typical in the Dead Cities. Behind the villa there is a sunken building with an olive press.

One of the "dead cities" in north Syria.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Saturday, July 08, 2006

The Roman Bridge

The Roman Bridge
Originally uploaded by abeedo.

from another perspective

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Olive Trees. North Syria


The most beautiful scenes of olive trees you find here.

And these are the pics of lake Meydanki nearby.