Monday, April 30, 2007

Halabiye Ruins On Euphrates

Halabiye site is located on Euphrates at 100 km distance from Raqqa, or 65 km from Der-Ezzor. It is built back in the times of Palmyra kingdom, when Zenobia made it a defensive structure. Romans came after it, and Diocletian rebuilt it.

Byzantine emperor Justinian also took control of the site, and prepared it for fighting Persian empire.

Then came Sassanids and fortified it again in 610. Later after 15 years Arabs occupied it and because it was no more a frontier, it was neglected.

The complex site consists of towers, tombs, baths, 2 basilicas and a forum. The walls of the city are preserved well.

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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Some Scenes From Spring Of Aleppo

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Flowers in Aleppo houses:

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Flowers

Night of Aleppo at these times:

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Maalula

Here are pictures from St. Teqla church and monastery.

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And the famous gorge, just near to the monastery.

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The rocky nature of Maalula appeals to all.

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Also on the top of Maalula, St. Sarkis and Bakhos church. Old too, from 4-th century.

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