Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Aramo

Aramo is a village in the north-west Syria, where lie green highlands, productive soil, cool summers prevail, and snow covers land in winter.
Just 30km from the coast of Mediterranean.
The village is known to be populated by Armenians, but 1947 they left in large numbers to Armenia. Now a few families live there.
The name Aramo probably comes from name "Aram", an Armenian name, and also the name of ancient people inhabited here (Arameans).

Aramo Street

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An old church is kept alive since 1310, St Stepanos (St Stephen), which stands in the middle of the village. The door was closed but as we appeared near to it, a young man asked and offered to fetch the keys to enter it.
The church is small one, contains some ancient stones carved lauerel leaves.

Old Armenian Church in Aramo

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Another old church near Aramo.

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An old cave from ancient times, seen a cross-stone, and green cloth. Muslims also come here for worshipping.

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An old church, standing only the side-walls, no roof. It is St Mary church.

St. Mary Church in AramoSt. Mary Church in Aramo

1 comment:

Bint El Golan said...

hey, am Razan from Damascus, am studying in Beirut, GREAT BLOG!! what's amazing about it is that you relate to Syria so much as you do so (or not?) to Arminia!

i was searching for an email to contact you for help in thissite am new here, plus, me and my man are planing a tour all around Syria, so we can use your help! if you don't mind!

Razan (razan.ghazzawi@hotmail.com)