Anderin (al-Anderin الاندرين )

The Byzantine settlement at Anderin on the northwestern edge of the Syrian Steppe, east of Hama, has provided evidence of a barracks complex probably funded by a local landowner, typical of the smaller fortified centres in the sixth century AD to keep the threat of nomad or Persian incursions at bay. Little remains above the ground […]

Jebel Seis جبل سيس

Jebel Seis is one of the most remote and weirdly fascinating sites in Syria. This Umayyad ‘desert palace’ lies nestled into the outer ring of a volcanic cone. The countryside is strewn with dark basalt rocks expelled by the volcanic cone with a white salt pan occasionally providing water and sparse vegetation for the sheep […]