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    Byzantine tomb
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  • Oak trres and a stream
    Oak trres and a stream
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  • Grape motifs at the basilica window
    Grape motifs at the basilica window
    by dionysias

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    References & Recommended Reading

    by MM212 Updated Mar 21, 2011

    Favorite thing: Below are references and recommended reading:

    Syria - A Historical and Cultural Guide, by Warwick Ball

    Monuments of Syria - An Historical Guide, by Ross Burns

    Syria - A Selection of Reports, by Carol Miller

    Rome in the East, The Transformation of an Empire, by Warwick Ball

    Canatha and Philippopolis, by Hassan Hatoum

    Syrie - Guides Bleus, Hachette

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    Weather

    by dionysias Written Aug 6, 2003

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    Snow near Qanawat

    Favorite thing: The climate of this area of southern Syria is Mediterranean with some heat days in the summer ( the mean temp of July is 26 c ) , the winter is cool with snow in January ( mean temp. of January 2 c ) . Autumn , winter , spring are the wet seasons , there is virtually no rain during July – August -.

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    • National/State Park
    • Skiing and Boarding

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    Floral decoration of the edifices

    by dionysias Written Aug 6, 2003

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    Grape motifs at the basilica window

    Favorite thing: The town was famous of wine production so this reflected into the decoration and the stone pieces , mainly with grapes and foliage motifs branches of the vine tree along with other plants and shapes .

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    • Archeology
    • Arts and Culture
    • Historical Travel

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    Seasonal river

    by dionysias Written Aug 6, 2003

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    Small river

    Favorite thing: Elghar wadi ( seasonal river ) runs into the town , this river is a tributary of Yarmuk river which is the main tributary of Jordan river in the northeast .
    The river flows from winter till midsummer and within the town forms a 10 meter deep valley .the source of its water comes from the melting snows of Jebel alArab peaks which reach an altitude of 1802 meters .

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    • Kayaking
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Mountain Climbing

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    Old-New Houses

    by dionysias Written Aug 6, 2003

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    Houses at the cliff of the river

    Favorite thing: The old town houses were made of the old stones of the Byzantine houses , or even the new inhabitants that came from Lebanon in the 17th century settled in the old Byzantine houses after some repairs !! , you can see in the walls of an inhabited house a stone with inscriptions or figures , or even a broken capital ! , the inhabitants themselves call these houses ( Roman dwellings ) .

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    • Historical Travel
    • Archeology
    • Architecture

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    Decapolis

    by dionysias Written Aug 6, 2003

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    Old monument

    Favorite thing: A league of 10 Hellenistic towns in Southern Syria and Transjordan , formed in 63 B.C in order to consolidate the commercial and military relations between the 10 towns , all the towns were Metropolises in their regions , the Decapolis extended from Damascus in the north to Philadelphia (Amman) in the south including Canatha ( Qanawat ) , Pella , Gadara , Scythopolis (Beisaan ) , Hippos , Raphana , Gerasa , Dion .

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    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

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    Old Canatha

    by dionysias Written Aug 6, 2003

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    Byzantine tomb

    Favorite thing: As in all Syria the town’s history passed through many epochs and historical periods , the most remarkable of it were the Nabatean , Hellenistic , Roman , Byzantine , you can find a trace of all these civilizations all around the town .

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    • Historical Travel
    • Archeology

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    At the edge of a new nationalpark

    by dionysias Written Aug 6, 2003

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    Oak trres and a stream

    Favorite thing: The oak wood that is to the south and east of the town was considered this year as a new nationalpark ( Mahmiyi tabi’yi ) the main trees in Damni N.P is oak scrubs ( Quercus calliprinos ) , with some other oak species like the larger oak ( Quercus infectoria ) .
    The wood is a small remaining part of a larger oak forest that was covering all the jabal alArab region .

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    • National/State Park

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    Black stones

    by dionysias Written Aug 6, 2003

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    Part of the Basilica's wall

    Favorite thing: The Basalt stone makes the ruins to seem black , that because the whole area is a rough volcanic plateau and the basalt is the main construction element in southern Syria .

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    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel
    • Archeology

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