Ancient theaters in South Syria

*The size and capacity of the theater always complied with the size and administrative importance of the city.

*The theater of Busra is the most beautiful and integrated theater of its kind in the world.

*Ancient theaters served sport, cultural, artistic and political activities of the city.

South Syria is one of the richest areas in the world with ancient ruins and artifacts that witnessed the development of arts, architecture and monuments of past civilizations. The region is especially famous for its numerous theaters spread in most of its cities, towns and, sometimes, small villages.

Al-Kamiliyyah Madrasa .. Living example of Ayyubid Architecture in Aleppo

ALEPPO-  Al-Kamiliyya Madrasa (school) is located outside walls of Aleppo old city and situated about 300 meters south of Bab El-Maqam . It is a living example of the great Ayyubid architecture, according to a SANA report..

The construction of the Madrasa dates back to the 13th century, the time of Fatima Khantun, daughter of Ayyubid sultan al-Malik al-Kamil and  husband of King Mohammed al-Aziz .

Archaeologist and Historian Abdullah Hajjar said that school was built in 1236 and that the building takes the form of a rectangular complex of about 800 square meters centered on a square courtyard.

One enters via a muqarnas-vaulted portal located on the western end of the north side of the building.

Mushroom Shaped White Rock Known as Home of Safe People

TARTOUS-  In Tartous, the city of beauty, and accurately in the north of al-Qadamous city, the “table slab” attracts many visitors to spend most fascinating moments in nature.

Slab table, surrounded by springs and perennial trees, overlooks  a deep valley encircled by high mountains.

According to a SANA report, the mushroom shaped white rock, carved by nature, is known of several names such as the table of hungry people and homeland of safe people .

Monastery of St. Jacob (2)

The Mutilated An Oasis for Contemplation and Soul Restoration


In the first century AD Saul of tarsus, the Pharisee, enthusiast to Judaism, departed Jerusalem to fight all those who violated his religion. According to Acts [15] Paul was born in Tarsus, a persistent persecutor of the Church until his experience on the Road to Damascus which resulted in his conversion which he is described as falling to the ground, as a result of a flash of light from the sky, hearing the words "Saul, Saul why are you persecuting me?" In the accounts, he is described as being led by those he was traveling with, blinded by the light, to Damascus where his sight was restored by a disciple called Ananias, by whom he was baptized as Paul.

Emar... Ancient Near East Portal

The ancient near eastern town of Emar/Imar was situated on the middle Euphrates in northwest Syria, about 100 km east of Aleppo. Due to its geographical situation connecting Mesopotamia with the Mediterranean coast and with Anatolia, the town had a strategic function. Already the earliest mentioning in writing, namely in the palace archives of Ebla, ca. 2500 BC, and especially in the Mari texts from the 18th century BC, point to the town's importance as traffic junction and contact zone between the Assyro-Babylonian and the Syro-Anatolian cultural spheres. Contrary to its importance as a commercial center, Emar was never the center of a superregional power