Aleppo remains mysterious, in day and night, in streets or courts of old buildings, hiding many to tell visitors.
Monthly Archives: February 2006
Khaled ibn walid mosque.
Khaled is one of most important arab figures in the beginning of Islamic area in Syria. He was one of commanders of Prophet Muhammad.
He won the battle of Yarmuk against Byzantines.
He died in about 642 in Emesa (nowadays Homs), and is buried in this mosque, named after him.
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Soon it will celebrated Islamic Culture activities, and Aleppo has been chosen as a capital for this events. This picture maybe nothing to do with Islamic culture, but it is the core of Aleppo, as guests would like to know what they can see in Aleppo, apart from any events, lectures, festivities…Just opposite this picture is the museum, and opposite to cars direction is Bab al-faraj the old square.
Sarjella is located in the north of Syria near to Ariha, on the highway of Aleppo-Lattakia. It represents the Roman and Byzantine era, a typical village of those times, with all life-style components in it. It is back to 260 A.D., and some of the findings belong till to 340 A.D. People could build and prosper here due to the relative stability of this interval for them.
Sarjella is one of many villages found in this area, distinguishably well preserved. The location contains homes, churches, hostelries, olive oil fabrics, and cemeteries.
Some of the stones you see in the pictures are by hundreds of kilograms.
As to the findings on these ruins, Sarjellean people spoke Syriac and Greek languages. They adopted some of the Greek traditions as bases to their social life. And as to economic life, we knew also that Sarjella had a kind of democracy. Peasants got rich; some of the great buildings were owned by them.
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