Damage at the Church of Saint Simeon Stylites12/05/2016 - عدد القراءات : 3918


According to social media, the Church of Saint Simeon Stylites damaged due to the clashes at the western countryside of Aleppo. The damage appeared in  several areas at the church and the pillar of St. Simeon Stylites, a famed hermit monk. Till now we have no detailed information about the extent of the damage.

The damage in this unique site is part of the cultural tragedy in Syria, the DGAM is seriously concerned about  the fate of this castle as a result of the ongoing events in the region. 

The church dating back to the Byzantine period. On 2011, the Church and surrounding village was designated by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a World Heritage Site.




The Church of Saint Simeon Stylites
 



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http://www.dgam.gov.sy/index.php?d=314&id=1987

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