Maarrat al-Numan

Maarrat al-Numan

Maarat al-Numaan, also known as al-Ma?arra, is a city in northwestern Syria. The city, known as Arra to the Greeks, has its present-day name combined of the Greek name and of its first Muslim governor an-Nu‘man ibn Bashir, a companion of Muhammad. In the Crusaders era it was called Marre.

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: Idlib Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 3rd Century BC

Oldest Culture: Hellenistic

Later Cultures: Roman + Byzantine + Crusader + Islamic

Site Features: Byzantine & Christian Monuments

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