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 Pictures of Travels in Syria: Damascus, Aleppo, Palmyra, Krak_des_Chevaliers, Apamea

  Total Pictures: 51   Pag. Index 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >>
Go to big photo: Krak des Chevaliers - Syria   Krak des Chevaliers - Syria
  Author: Marta Leonor Vidal
  Text: The finest castle in the world, according to TE Lawrence, was built between 1150 and 1250. It guards the only major pass between Antakya in Turkey and Beirut in Lebanon. Through this strategic corridor, Syria communicated with the Mediterranean. It was of crucial importance to the Crusaders and other foreign invaders in their conquest of the coast.
Go to big photo: Marta in St. Simeon - Syria   Marta in St. Simeon - Syria
  Author: Marta Leonor Vidal
  Text: The author of our Syria Photo Gallery.
Go to big photo: Palmyra - Syria   Palmyra - Syria
  Author: Marta Leonor Vidal
  Text: Palmyra had an strategic location in an Oasis which made it an ideal halt for caravans trading in silk from China to the Mediterranean and transformed it into a prosper kingdom from the 2nd century BC. Emperor Caracalla declared it a Roman colony in 217 BC.
Go to big photo: Via Recta-Damasco
 - Syria   Via Recta-Damasco - Syria
  Author: Marta Leonor Vidal
  Text: Madhat Basha is the main link between east and west Damascus, from Bab al-Jabieh to Bab Sharqi, and runs parallel to Souq al-Hamidiyeh. The shops along the street are filled with textiles, aromatic spices, wooden handicrafts and sweets. Its adjacent alleys hide a treasure of ancient Damascene houses.
Go to big photo: Omayyad Mosque-Damascus - Syria   Omayyad Mosque-Damascus - Syria
  Author: Marta Leonor Vidal
  Text: The Omayyad Mosque stands at the heart of the Old city at the end of Souq al-Hamidiyeh. It was built by the Omayyad Caliph al-Walid ibn Abdul Malek in 705 A.D. when Damascus was the capital of the Arab Islamic Empire. It became an architectural model for hundreds of mosques throughout the Islamic world.
Go to big photo: Citadel-Aleppo-
 Syria   Citadel-Aleppo- Syria
  Author: Marta Leonor Vidal
  Text: Aleppo is Syria's second largest city, and has been a trading centre since Roman times. 50m above the city, a ring of crenellated walls and towers rises from a steep glacis, encircling a mass of ruins from every period.
Go to big photo: Apamea - Syria   Apamea - Syria
  Author: Marta Leonor Vidal
  Text: Built by Saluqos Nikator, the first king of the Seleucids in Syria in 300 B.C. He named it after his wife, Afamia. In the Christian era, Apamea became a center of philosophy and thought. Most of the uncovered ruins in it date back to the Roman and Byzantine ages.
Go to big photo: Basilica of St. Simeon - Syria   Basilica of St. Simeon - Syria
  Author: Marta Leonor Vidal
  Text: St. Simeon Stylites was a monk who in the 5th century chained himself in the top of a column (about 20 meters) for 38 years to be closer to God.He preached there and offered advice to pilgrims. After his death in 459 AD the largest church at that time was built in his honour.
  Total Pictures: 51   Pag. Index 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >>

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