The Monuments of Syria. A Guide.

Burns, Ross

Book ID: 30351

ISBN:      9781845119478


8vo. xiv, 370 pp., pictorial wrappers, profusely illustrated with maps and plans, 24 pp of coloured plates, glossary, chronology of main events, biblio., index, I B Tauris, revised and expanded edition, reprint, London, 2010.


Syria is home to some of the world’s richest historical and archaeological remains dating from the Bronze Age through biblical and Byzantine times to the early Islamic and Ottoman periods. Yet even in an age of mass tourism these magnificent monuments are little known and rarely visited – in other words, ripe for discovery by independent-minded and adventurous travellers. ‘The Monuments of Syria’ is organised as a gazetteer of all Syria’s historical sites, with complementary sections on history and architectural influences and comprehensive chronologies and glossaries. This fully revised edition includes the latest information about site visits and the layout of museums, extensive and detailed itineraries for further travel and a new 24-page colour section.

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