Bakirha in Djebel Barisha, Rural Idleb, Exposed to vandalism06/03/2017 - عدد القراءات : 4423


DGAM received recent photos from the ancient city of Bakirha in Djebel Barisha in Rural Idleb, enlisted on the World Heritage List of UNESCO since 2011,Was Exposed to crushing its stone intent to modern construction as well as  the data received from the local community , attempts of secret excavations.

DGAM Appeals the community to do its role in protecting this extraordinary site against vandalism and smuggling.

The ancient village of Bakirha was first constructed in the 2nd century AD, actually including ruins of 2 churches (one of which dates to the 5th century and the other to the 6th century), a huge Roman temple that dates to the 2nd century, several olive presses engraved in stone, and several 2-storey dwellings.  Bakirha is also known for the large blocks of stone used to build its mortarless masonry walls inscribed with significant ornaments.

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