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The Temple of Bel  

The Temple of Bel

The Syrian Arab Republic

October 31st 2009
Finally the Middle East, after a few weeks galivanting around Europe in an erratic, expensive and unblogged sort of way I had finally arrived in the destination I had planned to come to for months and had done no planning for beyond the rough outline of a route. Isn't travel fun! Aleppo (Halep) I'll admit it, I wasn't much of a fan of Aleppo. For reasons unknown to me (it could actually have been ... read more
Middle East » Syria

Syrian Flag Following the breakup of the Ottoman Empire during World War I, Syria was administered by the French until independence in 1946. In the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, Syria lost the Golan Heights to Israel. Syrian troops - stationed in Lebanon since 1976 in ... ... read more
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