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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Adam Prins
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Jul 08, 2017 10:55 PM History
An ancient place, located in modern Syria, with remains of an ancient basilica, residential buildings, and several tombs. Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011 as part of the "Ancient Villages of Northern Syria."

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tomb, settlement, catacomb, cemetery, necropolis, church, monastery (deprecated)


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:

    • Ruins of a large Basilica with a tower
    • The Byzantine Bizzos Church, named after its founder
      • The church is considered to be the first (6th century) example of the use of transverse ribs crossing the main nave in order to reinforce it.
    • Several tombs, one of which is in the form of a classical temple.
    • Numerous residential buildings

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Adam Prins, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Rouweyha: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2017 <> [accessed: 26 September 2023]

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