Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Kharab Al-Shams. One Of Dead Cities.

Kharab Al-Shams lies on the easternmost edge of the limestone massif east to St. Simeon cathedral. The findings on the lintels tell us that the location is older than byzantine era. It is built in the roman times, and probably took the advantage of the transport route on which it is being found.
The remains are very badly damaged, and the sole interest is in the fourth century church on the southern part of it, which lacks the side aisles. This gives the church rather a strange look leaving it on its arches and columns seen from outside.
تقع خراب الشمس في اقصى شرق منطقة جبل سمعان. المعلومات المتوفرة على واجهات الابواب تقول لنا ان المنطقة اقدم من العهد البيزنطي و انها مبنية في العهد الروماني وعلى الأغلب فهي قد كانت تسيطرعلى طرق التجارة العالمية آنذاك.
اما المتبقي منها فهو متضرر و مهدوم واما المهم في هذه المنطقة فهو الكنيسة المتبقية التي تعود الى القرن الرابع الميلادي و التي تقع في القسم الجنوبي من المدينة و هذه الكنيسة ينقصها الجدار الخارجي مما يعطي لها شكلا غريبا تاركا الاعمدة الداخلية شاهدا على جمال و دقة الهندسة المعمارية من الخارج.

Dead Cities Heritage - Kharab Al-Shams Church

Dead Cities Heritage - Kharab Al-Shams

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Dead Cities Heritage - Kharab Al-Shams

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Kharab Al-Shams - Dead Cities Heritage

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The remnants at Burj Haidar location:

Kharab Al-Shams. Dead Cities

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