Apamea

Apamea

Apamea is the site of a treasure city and stud-depot of the Seleucid kings. It was the capital of Apamene, became the capital and Metropolitan Archbishopric of Late Roman province Syria Secunda and has become a multiple Catholic titular see. The site contains the remains of the Roman Theatre at Apamea, one of the largest surviving theatres of the Roman Empire with an estimated seating capacity in excess of 20,000, as well as the remains of the Great Colonnade at Apamea, which ran for nearly 2 kilometres, making it among the longest and most famous in the Roman world.

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: Hama Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 3rd Century BC

Oldest Culture: Hellenistic

Later Cultures: Roman + Byzantine

Site Features: Hellenistic & Roman & Byzantine Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: Apamea (Afamia)

Date of Submission: 1999

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