Located on the far eastern side of the rural town of Sarmada (سرمدا) is a funerary monument dating back to the Roman period. The monument is made up of two columns, with funerary chambers located underneath. There are several underground tombs located here, but no other substantial remains. The monument is referred to locally as amoud (عمود), the Arabic word for column. It is worth a quick stop if passing through to visit other sites in Jebel Barisha (جبل باريشا).
Getting There: Sarmada (سرمدا) is easy to reach, as there are fairly frequent microbuses from Aleppo (حلب) to the town. Any microbus bound for Harem (حارم) will also pass through here, and there are occasional microbuses linking Sarmada (سرمدا) to Idleb (إدلب). The trip from Aleppo (حلب) takes about 30 minutes. The tomb is on the far eastern edge of town.
Coordinates: 36°10’57.48″N / 36°43’52.38″E
Transliteration Variants: None
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