Sinkhar

Sinkhar

Sinkhar is a historic settlement, locally known as Simkhar, located northwest of Aleppo in an isolated valley. The village was inhabited between the second and seventh centuries AD. Its Basilica is among the oldest churches in Syria and dates back to the 4th century, while the nearby chapel is 6th 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: 2nd Century AD

Oldest Culture: Roman

Later Cultures: Byzantine

Site Features: Byzantine Monuments

World Heritage Site

Part of: Ancient Villages of Northern Syria

Date of Inscription: 2011

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