Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Shamamis Castle

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The castle is built by Homsi (Emesa) princes in the first century B.C., and then it was devastated by earthquakes.
In 613 A.D. it was again ruined at Arab-Persian wars.
At the period of Islamic rule, it was neglected, until 1229 Ayoubid prince of Homs rebuilt it.
Mongolian tribes ruined it once more in 1260.
Al-Daher Bibros king rebuilt it after Mongolian disaster, and till today it is what left from that era.
ADIYAT association says it is still being ruined by careless people.

The castle is in Syria, near to Hama.

Shamamis Castle

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