The Monuments of Syria: A Guide

The Monuments of Syria: A Guide

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By (author) Ross Burns

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  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 210mm x 20mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 15 July 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1845119479
  • ISBN 13: 9781845119478
  • Edition statement: Revised and expanded ed
  • Illustrations note: 24pp colour plates
  • Sales rank: 76,089

Product description

This is a guidebook to Syria's historical and archeological treasures. It is a new, revised and expanded edition in a travel-friendly format. Syria is home to some of the world's richest historical and archaeological remains dating from the Bronze Age through biblical and Byzantine times to the early Islamic and Ottoman periods. Yet even in an age of mass tourism these magnificent monuments are little known and rarely visited - in other words, ripe for discovery by independent-minded and adventurous travellers."The Monuments of Syria" is organised as a gazetteer of all Syria's historical sites, with complementary sections on history and architectural influences and comprehensive chronologies and glossaries. This fully revised edition includes the latest information about site visits and the layout of museums, extensive and detailed itineraries for further travel and a new 24-page colour section.

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Ross Burns is an historian and archaeologist by training, and has lived in Syria and the Lebanon for many years.

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"The definitive guide to Syria" - Times Literary Supplement. 'The best thing on the market and essential for anyone who takes their Syrian travelling seriously" Hugh Kennedy, Times Literary Supplement. "This excellent, well-organized and highly readable guide is a must for any traveller seriously committed to Syria" Erica C.D.Hunter, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.