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Private Tour: Pompeii Rail Tour from Sorrento with Family Tour Option
"Meet your private guide at Sorrento train station and set out on your private morning or afternoon trip.At the station catch the train to Pompeii (own expense) and admire the Bay of Naples as your guide shares tales about the Roman town and how it lay buried under ash for centuries after the devastating eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD.After a roughly 30-minute journ leave the train and walk to the Pompeii site entrance. Head inside (own expense) with your guide and enjoy a walking tour of the highlights.As you stroll listen avidly as your guide describes the rituals of daily life here and how 20000 of Pompeii’s citizens perished in the eruption. As this is a private tour talk to your guide about seeing more or less of any sites so they can tailor the itinerary to your particular interests.Walk down the well-preserved streets
From EUR43.00
 
Museums of Beirut Day Tour
"Enjoy a fascinating introduction to Lebanon's vibrant history. The National Museum of Beirut holds countless treasures through which you will witness the living proof to the country's rich heritage. Mim gets its name from the 24th letter of the Arab precisely because it is the first letter of the Arabic words for museum minerals and mines. The museum exhibits more than 1400 minerals representing around 300 different species from over 61 countries. Then we will head to Lebanon’s central bank Museum where you will know more about the central bank’s roles and responsibilities in keeping the stability of the Lebanese economy and financial system.The last destination is a walk in Hamra streets where we will encounter shops restaurants
From $80.00
 
"Famagusta
FAMAGUSTA TOUR"You will be picked up from your hotel in Famagusta before being transferred across the mountains and Mesaria Plain enjoying the scenery along the way. Then on to St Barnabas Monastery which is now an icon museum in the ancient city of Salamis. Salamis dates back to the 11th century BC and has the largest Roman amphitheater in Cyprus. Next you will visit Othello Castle or Othello’s Tower where Shakespeare was inspired to write his famous play of the same name. It was built in the 14th century by the Lusignans
From GBP100.00

More Things to Do in Khirbat Serjilla

Life in a "dead city"

Calling Serjilla a "dead city" is perhaps incorrect. Not only is it merely a village, but it is also inhabited. The attached photo shows the hanging laundry of a family of squatters who have taken...
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MM212
Feb 21, 2008

Serjilla's Byzantine Symbols

Serjilla's buildings are decorated with the typical circular Byzantine symbols of the 4th and 5th century AD. These symbols are found at other 'dead cities' of the region, and have survived in...
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MM212
Oct 18, 2007

The Church

A church lies to the east of the Andron and probably dates from late 4th century. It has a triple nave in the interior, but has not survived well over the years. A section of the church lies in piles...
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MM212
Oct 17, 2007

The Andron

One of Serjilla's most striking buildings, the Andron was a men's meeting place, a tavern of some sort. The building is located just east of the bathhouse and is astonishingly well preserved having...
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MM212
Oct 17, 2007

Eastern Mansion

East of the bath house, up a hill is Serjilla's best preserved mansion. The entire house is intact with the exception of its roof and floor. Though an arch that used to support the ceiling has...
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MM212
Oct 17, 2007

Western Houses

Adjacent to Serjilla's modern car park, the first building on the right hand side as you enter the ruins is a house or villa. It is among a cluster of houses at the western end of the village....
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MM212
Oct 16, 2007
 
 
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Serjilla

Built in a basin amid rocky, grassy hills, Serjilla has some of the best preserved buildings of any 'dead city' of north-western Syria. True to every guidebook's description, Serjilla is an eerie...
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Oct 16, 2007

The Olive Press

In Byzantine times, this region depended largely on the production of olives and olive oil. Serjilla had an olive oil press where olive oil was produced. The attached photo shows details of the olive...
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Oct 16, 2007

South-East Villa

The southeastern end of Serjilla has a small cluster of villas/mansions. The most striking is the one shown in the attached photo, which is similar in architecture as the Andron. Its façade has a...
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MM212
Oct 16, 2007

The Baths

Past the necropolis and down a curved downhill path one first comes across two well-preserved buildings (south-east of the necropolis). The building on the left hand side was the town's bathhouse....
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Oct 16, 2007

Necropolis

As you enter Serjilla, you will notice a few stone tombs on the left hand side. This is where the village's necropolis was located. The attached photo shows a sarcophagus with typical carved Byzantine...
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MM212
Oct 16, 2007

Ruins of Serjilla

The only thing you need to do is let your mind roam and imagine what the citizens of this town did on a daily basis. Once yeilding grapes, olives, and other produce, Serjilla was once a pretty...
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triplehelix
Feb 22, 2007

Arch

I found it really amazing that an arch could have survived such a long time and not have colapsed. And not just one either, I saw at least two arches still standing.Just don't kick out the centre...
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morgr
Apr 26, 2005

Ruins

Many of the ruins at Serjilla are really spectacularily preserved, and certainly don't look as old as they actually are. It almost looks like you could just slap on a new roof and it would be good as...
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Apr 26, 2005

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