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These are just a few of the many sites in Syria.

Site Coordinates Comments
Amrit 34 50 17.98N
35 54 23.51E
An amazing site about which very little appears to be known. Look at the pictures associated with it.
Marqab Castle 35 09 03.97N
35 56 59.01E
In its heyday, this castle was second only to Krak des Chevaliers for strength - and held out even longer against the Muslim hordes.
Ugarit - Ras Shamra 35 36 06.57N
35 46 57.75E
A fascinating site that deserves to be better known.
Aleppo Citadel 36 11 57.75N
37 09 46.38E
The citadel is built on top of a tel, which covers Hittite and Syrian remains.
Ebla 35 47 54.12N
36 47 53.17E
The picture doesn't do justice to the high mounds which mark the walls around the ancient city. Notice the astonishing den of lions.
Abandoned city 35 44 20.69N
36 41 49.91E
The fertile Syrian plains are dotted with abandoned Roman cities, indicating the wealth and population that once existed here.
Jaredah 35 43 26.05N
36 42 55.52E
Another abandoned Roman city, about which I have no information.
Apamea 35 25 00.71N
36 24 06.69E
One of the largest Roman cities that outdoes Pompeii and Jerash, but is little known because of its location in Syria.
The road we went up 35 23 29.69N
36 13 30.55E
I couldn't resist this one: As we drove up the Beqaa Valley I knew that we wanted to get to Latakia and Ugarit, but there didn't appear to be any roads in the line of cliffs to the west. Then I spotted this scar across the cliffs, climbing steeply to the top, and despite my father's protests, drove up it. As you can see in one of the photographs, the road was partly blocked by fallen stone, but we got to the top and wound down to the sea with no signposts - just followed our noses always downward. I was rather pleased with myself.