Monthly Archives: December 2008

St. Simeon (Symeon) Church

Qalaat Samaan

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Turin in Jabal Wastani

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Bshendlaya

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Behyo

Found on Jabal Al-Ala, Behyo is one of interesting places in Dead Cities, it is composed of different sizes of blocks of limestone masses, hardly to understand what was there. Tchalenko and his researchers guessed that this place is a later starter than the surrounding other byzantine sites; it is believed that arable lands defficiency brought people here, the harder site.

The site contains villas, farmhouses, and notable olive presses and two churches. One of them “lost in the ruins” and the other still keeps its facade intact, with huge stone blocks fallen inside, suggesting being a community large church.

The site is overlooking the plain of Qorqania-Qalb Lozeh way, the look is beautiful.

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Sinkhar

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Batuta

Batuta is a beautiful byzantine remnant site, reached by foot, amazing calmness in limestone massifs.
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Kafar-Lusin

Kafar-Lusin is found north to Sarjeblah. A small village spread on a beautiful piece of land and valley, containing ruins from Byzantine era.

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Views from countryside nearby:

Kafar-Lusa West of Aleppo. Der Hassan Village West of Aleppo. Sarjeblah Village