Dead Cities World Heritage Site

Group of abandoned settlements in northwest Syria

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(Information last updated Aug 2020)

The Dead Cities are a world heritage listed dispersed collection of Roman and Early Christian towns in Northwestern Syria. These towns once formed part of Antioch. They have long since been abandoned but make an interesting stop for tourists.


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