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al-Raqqa & Region

al-Rasafeh (الرصافة)

al-Rasafeh الرصافة

The ruined Byzantine city of Sergiopolis, known today as al-Rasafeh (الرصافة), is one of the most spectacular historic sites in eastern Syria and …

Qalaat Jaabar (قلعة جعبر)

Qalaat Jaabar قلعة جعبر

Qalaat Jaabar (قلعة جعبر) is an Ayyubid-era castle located on what was formally a hilltop position overlooking the Euphrates. Now, due to …

al-Raqqa (الرقة)

al-Raqqa الرقة

The city of al-Raqqa (الرقة) is one of Syria’s smaller provincial capitals and is seldom visited by tourists, but nonetheless has a rich …

Harqaleh (هرقلة)

Harqaleh هرقلة

Harqaleh (هرقلة) is a little known site from the Abbasid period located about seven kilometers west of al-Raqqa (الرقة). Built by Harun al-Rashid …