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idlib this another story the dead citys all there !!!

Location: situated in the north-west of the syrian arab republic. links the coastal areas with the hinterland.

Weather: moderate not exceeding 28c while winter is cold and rainy with temperatures down to 10c .

Population: 1.000.000 and little more

Agriculture: olives, wheat, cotton and fruit, cherries.

The city divided into five administrative areas of (Idleb, AL Ma'ara, Ariha, Jisr Ashughur, and Harem). in the area of ariha is to be found the spa resort of "Jebel Al Arbaeen" , Hammam Sheikh Issa.

History: the area abounds in ruins of successive civilizations dating back to 3000 B.C. Eblan, Hittite, Aramean, Assyrian Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and different Islamic Periods. Trance of those civilizations can be seen scattered around the region in the 190 man - made hills, the most important being tell Mardikh(Ebla), in the 500 Dead Cities. many of which are well preserved to this day, like (AL-Bara, Serjilah, Areiha, ... , and more) and in a number of castles - Symbol of resistance against invaders.

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