The Dead Cities are a dispersed collection of Roman and Early Christian towns in Northern Syria. These towns once formed part of Antioch. They have long since been abandoned but make an interesting stop for tourists.
- Al Bara boasts pyramidal tombs and formerly grand archways set on modern farm land.
- Serjilla is another famous dead city
- The Simeon Stylites site is often included on tours of the region.
Northern Syria has numerous ruins spanning recorded history.
Private tours to the region are organized by the Spring Flower Hostel.
Ebla (Arabic إيبلا) is a city from circa 2500 BCE excavated by Italians.
Sarjila (Arabic:سيرجيلة) is a Christian community from the 5th century CE.
This page was last edited at 22:09, on 3 February 2009 by Peter Fitzgerald. Based on work by ptudor and Wikitravel user(s) Huttite.