Baghuz (al-Baghuz الباغوز ) (Abu Kemal)

Map giving the location of the tower tombs at Baghuz near Abu Kemal on the Euphrates near the Syria-Iraq border. تقع المدافن البرجية في الباغوز قرب أبو كمال على الحدود السورية العراقية على نهر الفرات كما هو واضح في الخريطة.

Zalebiye زلبيّة , Byzantine fortress

Zalebiye, Byzantine fortress, a set on Flickr. This Byzantine fortress (ancient name Basileia) is a companion to its larger counterpart two kilometres upstream on the Euphrates River. While the western walls have been washed away by changes in the river course, much of the eastern side of the enclosure remains, along with some of the […]

Qalaat Jaabr قلعة جعبر

Perhaps the most striking aspect of this Islamic fortified site is its location, today perched on an island connected to the north bank of the Euphrates Lake by a bridge. Not much remains of the castle’s interior beyond the round minaret from its mosque, but the circuit walls clearly show the typical fortified plan of the […]

Jebel Khalid on the Euphrates جبل خالد على نهر الفرات

This fortified settlement was established in the second century BC by the Seleucid Greeks whose control of the area dated back to Alexander’s conquests the previous century. Little remains of the extensive city walls but the Governor’s Palace and of the commercial town and temple can be identified. This crossing point on the Euphrates was […]

Circesium (Buseira البصيرة)

The few surviving remains of Circesium largely lie under the modern village of Buseira at the confluence of the Euphrates and Khabour Rivers.  .معظم الأجزاء القليلة الباقية من موقع سيريسيوم القديم تقع تحت قرية البصيرة المبنية حديثاً عند ملتقى نهري الفرات والخابور For further coverage — لمزيد من المعلومات يمكن العودة إلى الرابط التالي