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Kafr Aqareb

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Adam Prins
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jul 10, 2020 10:47 AM History
An ancient place, located in modern Syria, with remains of Roman praetorium, a temple and grottoes for pagan worship, a Byzantine basilica, and a large communal reservoir. Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011 as part of the "Ancient Villages of Northern Syria."

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

36.0349111, 36.4420333

settlement, church, monastery


Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011 as part of the "Ancient Villages of Northern Syria" under criteria iii, iv, and v of UNESCO's World Heritage List Operational Guidelines.

Specific archaeological components include:

    • A praetorium of the Roman headquarters
    • A temple and grottoes for pagan worship
    • A Byzantine basilica
    • A large communal reservoir
    • The surroundings contain vestiges of the Roman road that led to Antioch

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Adam Prins, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Kafr Aqareb: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 05 August 2020]

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