Kharab Shams

Kharab Shams

Kharab Shams, also Kharab al-Shams, is an early Byzantine settlement in the area of the Dead Cities in northwestern Syria. The ruins contain an unusually high basilica from the late 4th century. The site was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of Ancient Villages of Northern Syria in 2011.

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: Aleppo Governorate

Site History: 4th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Byzantine

Later Cultures: Christian

Site Features: Byzantine Monuments

World Heritage Site

Part of: Ancient Villages of Northern Syria

Date of Inscription: 2011

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