Location Country: Syria


Temple of Bel in 2005, Dura Europos, Syria (photo: Heretiq, CC BY-SA 2.5)
The ancient site now known as Dura-Europos (in what is today Syria) was not a key site in antiquity, but its importance is in its vast archaeological record.

Dura-Europos



Bosra grid
A magnificent 2nd-century Roman theatre, early Christian ruins, and several mosques are found within Bosra's great walls.

Ancient city of Bosra


Aleppo
Located at the crossroads of several trade routes from the 2nd millennium B.C., Aleppo was ruled successively by the Hittites, Assyrians, Arabs, Mongols, Mamelukes and Ottomans

Aleppo



Krak des Chevaliers
These two castles represent the most significant examples illustrating the exchange of influences and documenting the evolution of fortified architecture in the Near East during the time of the Crusades

Krak des Chevaliers