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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 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."

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.

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tomb, settlement, catacomb, cemetery, necropolis, 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:

    • 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: 07 July 2020]

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