Hosn Suleiman

ottobre 7th, 2010 | Posted by dokk in Siria - (0 Comments)

In a day-trip from Latakia, passing through Safita.

One entrance

The ruins in Hosn Suleiman still have a mysterious aura.

Hosn Suleiman ruins

<<Hosn Suleiman is called also Khikhi temple (Arabic معبد خيخي) or Sisi house (Arabic بيت سيسي) and it is hinted from the naming that it bears semitic roots, and maybe dedicated to the god “betosisi”, which is considered the healing god of the Romans. Also known as Baal (Bel) temple, ascribed to god Baal.>>



Inscriptions on an entrance

Column with engravings

Zeus protect him...

Bookmark and Share

Nei dintorni di Aleppo

settembre 24th, 2010 | Posted by dokk in Siria - (2 Comments)

To Ain Dara.

Statue of lion

<<The Ain Dara temple is an Iron Age Syro-Hittite temple, located northwest of Aleppo, Syria, and dating to between the 10th and 8th century BC. It is noted for its similarities to Solomon’s Temple as described in the Hebrew Bible.[1] The surviving sculptures depict lions and sphinxes (comparable to the cherubim of the First Temple). The god’s massive footprints are carved into the floor.>>

From Wikipedia


Two animals side by side:


Bookmark and Share