Fafertin, Syria

Fafterin is one of the Dead Cities of northern Syria. It is notable for being home to the second-oldest church in Syria (after Dura Europos), dating from 372 AD.


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Categories:churches; city ruins
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Coordinates:36.320809° N, 36.905898° E
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  1. Lonely Planet Syria and Lebanon, p. 200.

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Fafertin, one of the oldest dated churches in Syria (inscription of AD 372). Only the semi-domed apse... © monsyr

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