Ain Manin town a witness to successive historical eras

Ain Manin, is a peaceful town located in Qalamoun Mountains, 18 kilometers north of Damascus. It is surrounded by several small mountains with the Manin valley between them. Its name was inspired by a spring that used to irrigate the valley which leads to Barzeh and the northern Ghouta areas and is adjacent to the mountain of Mar Takla on the top and the slopes of which several architectural structures are engraved.

Archaeological surveys have confirmed the existence of several monuments in the mountain, including a residential site from the Roman, Byzantine and Islamic eras.

Neanderthal man left ruins dating back 100,000 years in the village of Al-Shir in Lattakia countryside

Damascus, (ST) - The village of Al-Shir is located on the banks of the northern Al-Kabeer River in the countryside of Lattakia, a site that is well known on at the global level, because it found in it stone tools were dating back about a hundred thousand years.

Archaeological researcher Dr. Bassam Jamous said that these tools are made by the Neanderthal man, who came to us from Germany and settled on the banks of the river. Neanderthal manis the second ambassador after the Homoarkus man who is considered an "erect ". Homoarkus man settled on the banks of the river and inhabited the village of Tamarkho a million years ago.

Jamous said that “although the discovery of the effects of Neanderthal man in the al-Sher site is not the first of its kind in Syria, as in the 1990s a Syrian-Japanese mission found the skeletons of three Neanderthal children in a cave in the Wadi Afrin.  He confirms that the strategic geographical location of the Sherr and the climate factor helped civilizational stability from 100,000 years to the present time, the matter which gave it great importance

Imar ... an ancient Syrian kingdom from the third millennium BC

On the right bank of the Euphrates River, about 85 km west of the city of Raqqa, the remains of columns, walls, houses and halls are scattered in the area signaling an ancient civilization that once arose in this place - called the Imar Kingdom.

Before archaeologists discovered this kingdom, they recognized it through the texts of Ebla, Mary and Ugarit. They shed light on the extremely important role played by the kingdom in the political and economic relations between Syria and Mesopotamia and Anatolia, specifying its supposed place in a site now known as Maskana.

Idleb: Tomb of the Umayyad caliph Omar Bin Abdul Aziz is being rehabilitated

Idleb (ST): The Ministry of Religious Endowment is working to rehabilitate the tomb of the Umayyad caliph Omar Bin Abdul Aziz which was devastated by the terrorist organizations in al-Deir al-Sharqi town in Idleb governoate.

The roofed market with its seven doors is witness to the ancient history of Latakia

The stone walls and archaeological arches of the roofed market narrate part of the ancient heritage of the city of Latakia, as the ceilings and domes covering its narrow alleys paved with ancient stones, provide an elegant scene that spices up the fragrance of the past despite the change that has occurred in most of his features.

The old market extends over a wide area about one km from the city center. It intersects its markets and main streets, where it is surrounded by Ugarit Square in the south, Souq Al-Sagha and Al-Annaba Street in the north and Al Quwatli Street in the east and Hanano Street in the west. It is linked with the city through seven gates, while the old municipality building is located in one of its entrances.

Hanna Zureik, 73 years old, who grew up in this historical landmark, says that the market was known as the Bazaar, and it is called the "Golden Hole", as it was a popular destination for the city and the rural residents, noting that the market contained many restaurants, hotels and places for breeding cattle and horses, along with a bus station which was later turned into a municipal square.

He adds that the market includes many residential buildings dating back to more than two hundred years, as these houses are in the middle of a large area surrounded by a number of rooms in addition to a cellar and a well, indicating that some of these houses have turned into commercial shops.

Knitting (such as rugs and wool), soap manufacturing, making and ironing of Tarboosh, were among the most famous industries in the market.

In 2008, a project was launched to restore some of the market’s features, but it stopped at the beginning of the crisis in Syria.

Eng. Suhail Dayoub, who supervises the implementation of the project to rehabilitate and revive the old municipality building and the adjacent square and alleys, shows that the main goal of the project is to preserve the historical reserve and the diverse architectural heritage that characterizes the city, as well as to revive handicrafts and traditional trades and create new investment opportunities in a way that contributes to the revitalization of the tourism movement..

Amal Farhat