Monthly Archives: April 2009


One of the “dead cities” in the Aleppo and Idlib countryside laid on west of Aleppo near Sarmada town. The place lies on a high hill overlooking the road going to Turkey at Bab Alhawa frontier.

Dead Cities are dwellings which flourished between 2-nd and 7-th centuries, their main economy was olive industry, so you can find traces of these everywhere – olive oil mills.


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Syrian Countryside Flowers:

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A Close Look to The Cathedral of St. Simeon Stylite


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The countryside around:

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A World Heritage Site. Wiki links at:


Mediterranean Sea Seen From Samra

Kesab Streets The Catholic Church in Kesab The Catholic Church in Kesab Nabaeen Village Road Kesab. View From The Slope of Mountain Aqraa Kesab. View From Nabaeen Armenian Church - Kesab Nabaeen Village Near Kesab View From The Home We Stayed Nabaeen. Shade Cloudy in Samra Old Samra Homes Old Armenian Church Cloudy in Samra Seaside Flora Mediterranean Sea at Kesab Mediterranean Waters At The Mediterranean Shore in Kesab Going Down To The Seashore Mediterranean Sea at Kesab Old Homes at Samra Village Samra Village Near the Sea

Orontes River Basin. Yakubiye, Qneyye Villages through Darkush Road

Springtime scenes from the green countryside of Idlib, the road of Darkush town, and Yakubiye and Qneyye villages.

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