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Dead cities from Hama april 2009 8697.jpg
07-APR-2009

Dead cities from Hama april 2009 8697.jpg

This is, after Jeradeh, the second dead city that we visit, it is Ruweiha. Like at Jeradeh people live happily amidst the ancient ruins, the scale is larger than at the previous city even.

From another site Strabon I understand: The grave yard is situated on the South-East of the village. It is a Roman temple built in stone entirely. There are stone tiles on the ceiling which are tilted and supported by stone arches in the layer where there is the room of burial below it and it has a done from the South. In the Northern facade of the temple, there are two pillars with two crowns of Corinthian style and over them there is a triangular facade made of stone. On it there is a Greek writing and the writing is of 99 cm in length and 31 cm in height. Were you here on the date of this grave in year 433 which corresponds to 384 A.D. This shows that the Roman temple was changed to a cemetery in the fourth century.

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