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Saladin Fortress

The Citadel of Salah Ed-Din is a castle in Syria, named after the great Molem leader known in the West as Saladin. There had been a fortress here in ancient timesand the crusader fortress is just one in a succession of military buildings on this side. It is a concentric castle built on spur which provides natural defences. Along with


Maaloula or Maʿlūlā (Aramaic: ܡܥܠܘܠܐ in Eastern Aramaic Syriac script, מעלולא in Western Aramaic Maalouli script; Arabic: معلولا) is a town in the Rif Dimashq Governorate in Syria. The town is located 56 km to the northeast of Damascus and built into the rugged mountainside, at an altitude of more than 1500 m. It is known as one of four remaining villages where Western Neo-Aramaic is spoken, the other three being the nearby villages of Saidnaya, Jubb'adin and Bakhah.   There are two important monasteries in Maaloula:

Krak Des Chevaliers

Krak des Chevaliers, is one of the most important preserved medieval castles in the world. The site was first inhabited in the 11th century by Kurdish troops garrisoned there by the Mirdasids. In 1142 it was given by Raymond II, Count of Tripoli, to the order of the Knights Hospitaller. It remained in their possession until it fell in 1271. The Hospitallers began rebuilding the castle in the 1140s and


Hama  Hama is a city on the banks of the Orontes River in west-central Syria. It is located 213 km north of Damascus and 46 kilometers north of Homs. It is the provincial capital of the Hama Governorate. With a population of 854,000, Hama is the fourth-largest city in Syria after Damascus, Aleppo and Homs The city is renowned for its seventeen norias used


Latakia  is the principal port city of Syria and capital city of the Latakia Governorate. Historically, it has also been known as Laodicea in Syria or Laodicea ad Mare. In addition to serving as a port, the city is a manufacturing center for surrounding agricultural towns and villages. According to the 2004 official census, the population of the city is roughly 383,786,  It is the 4th-largest city


Bosra, once the capital of the Roman province of Arabia, was an important stopover on the ancient caravan route to Mecca. A magnificent 2nd-century Roman theatre, early Christian ruins and several mosques are found within its great walls. The name of Bosra occurs in the precious Tell el-Amarna tablets in Egypt, which date from the 14th century B.C. and represent royal


Palmyra is an ancient city in present-day Homs Governorate, Syria. Archaeological finds date back to the Neolithic period, and documents first mention the city in the early second millennium BC.  The city grew wealthy from trade caravans; the Palmyrenes became renowned as merchants who established colonies along the Silk Road and operated throughout the Roman Empire. Palmyra's wealth enabled the construction of monumental projects,

Ancient City Of Damascus

Ancient City of Damascus   Damascus is a city with ancient history This is one of the oldest cities in the world and the capital of Syria Damascus and titled the "City of Jasmine"  Madīnat al-Yāsmīn). Damascus is a major cultural center of the Levant and the Arab world. The city had an estimated population of 2,079,000 in 2019. In southwestern Syria, Damascus is the center


Saidnaya is a city located in the mountains, 1,500 m above sea level, 27 km north of the city of Damascus in Syria Saidnaya has about more than 40 chapels and monasteries and the most famous one is the convent of the Virgin Mary. Many other Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Syriac Catholic and Syriac Orthodox churches and monasteries have been built in Saidnaya throughout history. On top of

Aleppo City

Aleppo City in Syria Aleppo is one of the oldest cities in the world and the most populous city in Syria, which serves as the capital of the Aleppo Governorate, the most populous Syrian governorate. With an official population of 2.1 million in 2004, it is Syria's second-largest city and also one of the largest cities in the Levant.  It has many