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March 5th, 2009 – by: Deats
The ruined City of
passing an old theatre, which had very little remaining to distinguish it, we
came to the famous colonnaded street. Now i have seen umpteen fluted columns in
the last few months, so as a rule seeing a few more wouldn't really gain my
attention – but seeing 2kms worth was a little bit different! It is thought
that Apamea boasts the longest surviving Roman road, which once contained 1200
pillars, each standing 10 metres high. We paid our 10SYP ($0.20) entry fee and
set off along the paved path.
the columns had been re-erected and there were also several partially excavated
temples, churches and buildings jutting off from the main road. It really was
impressive and the fine weather made for an enjoyable stroll. There was only
one downside about the site and that was the men on motorbikes trying to sell
postcards, fake 'ancient coins' and whatever other tat they could try and hawk.
a couple of hours in and around the site, before deciding to call it a day when
a big tour bus rolled up. We wandered back into the new town and ate a falafel
whilst waiting for a minivan to take us to Suqeilibiyya (10SYP), from where we
connected to a service back to
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