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Barish al-Shamali

Barish al-Shamali
باريش الشمالي

The ruins of Barish al-Shamali (باريش الشمالي), located in the mountainous region of Jebel al-Aala (جبل الأعلى) to the southeast of Harem (حارم), date mostly from the fourth and fifth centuries. Like most Byzantine remains in the area, the settlement began as an agricultural village with small farms, and later expanded to include a small church and some commercial buildings. While the church is in a …