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    Syria.

    The Dead Cities are a group of 700 abandoned settlements in northwest Syria between Aleppo and Hama. They date back to before the fifth century B.C and contain many remains of Christian Byzantine architecture. Important dead cities include Qal'at Sim'an, Serjilla and al Bara. Chris Wickham, in the authoritative survey of the post-Roman world, Framing the Early Middle Ages(2006) argues that these were settlements of prosperous peasants which have few or no specifically urban features. The impressive remains of domestic architecture are the result of the prosperity of peasants who benefited from a strong international trade in olive oil at the end of Antiquity.

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    1. Harriet Picturebug 98 months ago | reply

      It looks like a wonderful place to explore. Beautiful series of shots!!

    2. photo fiddler 98 months ago | reply

      Must have been majestic!!! I am glad you have such pride in your history!

    3. Hovic 98 months ago | reply

      Thanks Harriet aka and photo fiddler for stopping here :)

    4. pingnews.com 97 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Making History, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

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