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Apamea  
   

Apamea

Old Roman city in the vicinity of Hama. The colonnaded road is simply enormous, over 2km long. More interesting to me (and not featured in the picture), was the irrigation system and water pipes used to bring running water to the city... fwiw.
Stoned Assassins, Drunken Partygoers, and the People of God

January 3rd 2005
Christmas in Lattakia was a bit of a letdown, and I wanted to see Beirut at its absolute worst (most decadent), so I figured new years would be the time. I also figured there wouldn't be much happening in Hama, which apparently has a reputation for being one of the most religious places in Syria. Before leaving I visited the Ismaili town of Musyaf, home to the ancient castle of the "Hashashins" ... read more
Middle East » Lebanon » Beirut

Lebanese Flag Lebanon has made progress toward rebuilding its political institutions since 1991 and the end of the devastating 15-year civil war. Under the Ta'if Accord - the blueprint for national reconciliation - the Lebanese have established a more equitable po... ... read more
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