Noréas de Hama

Noréas de Hama is part of the Tentative list of Syria in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

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Michael Novins

United States - 23-Apr-17 -

Noréas de Hama (T) by Michael Novins

In May 2009, the Baron Hotel in Aleppo organized a car and driver to take me and another guest on a day tour to visit Serjilla and Al-Bara, two of the Dead Cities, and Apamea. Since the other guest was continuing to Hama, we visited a few of the remaining 17 original norias (water wheels) before I returned to Aleppo.

The norias move water from a lower to a higher elevation and do not provide mechanical power to any other process, unlike the water wheels at mills.

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Noréas de Hama
1999 Added to Tentative List

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Noréas de Hama (T)
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