Apamee (Afamia) is part of the Tentative list of Syria in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
Apamea was a city from the Seleucid era (4th century) that held over 100,000 inhabitants. It was strategically located and played both a commercial and military role in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. The remains are known for their Great Colonnade of 1,800 meters long, a theatre that could seat 20,000, city walls with towers, baths, and churches.
Map of ApameeLoad map
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
In May 2009, I visited the Great Colonnade at Apamea, one of the longest streets in the Roman world. During this trip, I stayed in room 203 of the Baron Hotel, Aleppo, the oldest hotel in Syria, the same room where Agatha Christie wrote the first part of "Murder on the Orient Express." The Baron Hotel 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.
1999 Added to Tentative List
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