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Apamea, Apamea

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Explore the monumental remains of Apamea, an archaeological site dating back to the rule of the Seleucid kings. Set beside the Orontes River, the site includes one of the largest Roman theaters still in existence in the world. In this quiet area seemingly frozen in time many centuries ago, you can sightsee at your own pace, undisturbed by crowds. Use our Apamea travel planner to arrange your visit to Apamea and other attractions in Apamea.
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  • Everything invites you to remember a city destroy desert bride but fertile environment bavamia environment, beautiful and generous, less effects and fantastic Museum preserves the history of the area and its beauty.
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  • Roman colonnade in an open field not as amazing as the benches and stools of their shattered remnants at a roadside House, whose inhabitants have unwittingly become the custodians of the old city under the open sky. And next on the mount-factory, which produces "artifacts": coins, which guide suddenly discovers the tourist trail))).
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  • Long, very long column street that is totally worth the walk. If you do a car trip in Syria, this does not deviates too much from the route you need to take in order to touch every landmark  more »
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  • Stunning archeological site visited 2009 before the war - hope it survives
  • Visited in 2010 on a lovely sunny evening, the sun setting over the Roman ruins was quite spiritual. The guys in the ticket tent were great and some other locals we met on motorbikes were great fun - giving us a lift on their bikes to various parts of the ruins - all free of charge. Nothing was too much trouble for the locals. I hope I will be able to go back sometime.
  • When I went there I was very excited but when I got there I only saw a MOAB shell
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  • The real founder slokos nikator I built the city of Apamea, and built her Castle. He then entered the castle in possession of the Romans and Byzantines, 64, then open them Muslim Arabs in 638 m. In the Abbasid Muslims began to care about the construction of forts and walls they built a bulwark on top of the Hill, and Noor DIN renovating the Castle after the earthquake of 1157, then I moved the fortress to the Ayyubids walmmalikman after them, lost their military significance in Ottoman but remained a location Strategically for human settlement, where housing has continued to the present day, where we find a small village between the walls of the old Castle also known as «Ashton».
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