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Fafertin, one of the oldest dated churches in Syria (inscription of AD 372). Only the semi-domed apse survives of the original structure. Photo © monsyr. View all images in our Fafertin Photo Gallery.

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:Ancient Cities; Churches; Dead Cities of Syria
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Coordinates:36.320809° N, 36.905898° E  (view on Google Maps)
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Map of Fafertin

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  1. Lonely Planet Syria and Lebanon, p. 200.

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Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:12/07/2009
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